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Spy of Napoleon (1936)





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Hollywood star Richard Barthelmess, who's about as French as a hot dog with mustard, plays the title character in the British costume melodrama Spy of Napoleon. Based on a novel by Baroness Orczy (The Scarlet Pimpernel), the plot focuses on the animosity between Napoleon III (Frank Vosper) and Prussian chancellor Bismarck (Lyn Harding). Certain that he is surrounded by traitors (which indeed he is), Napoleon dispatches his illegitimate daughter Eloise (Dolly Haas) to flush out the turncoats. It happens that the girl is married to exiled French patriot Gerald de Lanoy (Barthelmess), who though he despises Napoleon loves his country and agrees to help her in her mission. Francis L. Sullivan wins the acting honors as the Emperor's sinister chief of police Toulon. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Richard Barthelmess
as Gerard de Lancy
Dolly Haas
as Eloise
Frank Vosper
as Louis Napoleon III
Francis L. Sullivan
as Chief of Police Toulon
Joyce Bland
as Empress Eugenie
Henry Oscar
as Hugo Biot
Lyn Harding
as Prince Otto Von Bismarck
Wilfred Caithness
as Count Helmuth Von Moltke
George Merritt
as The Prussian Consul
Brian Buchel
as Philippe St. Paul
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Brings Richard Barthelmess back to the screen in a rather dull and mediocre historical film.

September 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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