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In this tense espionage drama set in 1942, William Holden plays Eric Erickson, an American-born Swede who is put on the Allied blacklist for trading oil with the Nazis. Collins (Hugh Griffith), a British intelligence agent, offers to expunge Erickson's name from the blacklist after the war in return for information on the Nazis. Erickson agrees to the plan and proceeds to make it look as if he is pro-Nazi. This subterfuge causes him to be branded a traitor, and his wife, believing Eric to be a Nazi, walks out on him. Nevertheless, Eric continues with his deceit and makes the Germans think that he is planning to construct an oil refinery in Sweden to serve as a fuel supply for Germany. As a result he is allowed entrance to four German oil refinery, and he passes on the information to Collins. But Eric is being put under surveillance by the Nazis. They discover that Eric's lover, Marianne (Lilli Palmer) is working for the Allies. Suddenly both Marianne and Eric are arrested and thrown into Moabit Prison -- with dire consequences for both of them. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

William Holden
as Eric Erickson
Lilli Palmer
as Marianne Mollendorf
Hugh Griffith
as Collins
Erica Beer
as Klara Holtz
Ernst Schroeder
as Baron von Oldenbourg
Eva Dahlbeck
as Ingrid Erickson
Werner Peters
as Bruno Ulrich
Ulf Palme
as Max Gumpel
Carl Raddatz
as Otto Holtz
Charles Regnier
as Wilhelm Kortner
Martin Berliner
as Porter
Peter Capell
as Unger
Ejner Federspiel
as Prof. Christiansen
René Kolldehoff
as Col. Erdmann
Günter Meisner
as Priest
Bendt Rothe
as Mogens
Stefan Schnabel
as Jaeger
Erik Schumann
as Nazi-Gunboat Officer
John Wittig
as Sven
Max Buchsbaum
as Fischer
Holger Hagen
as Carl Bradley
Albert Rueprecht
as Capt. Barlach
Klaus Kinski
as Kindler
Wolfgang Preiss
as Col. Nordoff
Ingrid van Bergen
as Hulda Windler
Wolfgang Preiss
as Col. Nordoff
Stefan Schnabel
as Jaeger
Albert Rueprecht
as Capt. Barlach
Bendt Rothe
as Mogens
Max Buchsbaum
as Fischer
Klaus Kinski
as Kindler
Holger Hagen
as Carl Bradley
Ejner Federspiel
as Prof. Christiansen
John Wittig
as Sven
Günter Meisner
as Priest
Erik Schumann
as Nazi-Gunboat Officer
René Kolldehoff
as Col. Erdmann
Martin Berliner
as Porter
Peter Capell
as Unger

Crew

George Seaton
Director
William Perlberg
Producer
George Seaton
Screenwriter
Alfred Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Hans Ebel
Editor
Alma Macrorie
Editor
Edith Head
Costume Designer
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