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13 Rue Madeleine (1947)




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In this spy thriller, James Cagney stars as an O.S.S. training officer, bent upon discovering a German traitor within his ranks while at the same time completing highly dangerous espionage assignments. The risks increase when one of his men is murdered from within, and Cagney vows revenge.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: John Monks Jr., Sy Bartlett
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 20, 2003
20th Century Fox


James Cagney
as Bob Sharkey
as Suzanne de Bouchard
Richard Conte
as Bill O'Connell
Walter Abel
as Charles Gibson
Frank Latimore
as Jeff Lassiter
Melville Cooper
as Pappy Simpson
Sam Jaffe
as Mayor Galimard
Blanche Yurka
as Mme. Thillot
Alfred Linder
as Hans Feinkl
Judith Lowry
as Peasant Lady
Richard H. Gordon
as Psychiatrist
Walter Greaza
as Psychiatrist
Ben Low
as Hotel Clerk
Don Randolph
as LaRoche
James Craven
as RAF Officer
Edward Cooper
as RAF Officer
Alexander Kirkland
as Briefing Officer
John Morre
as Psychiatrists-Instru...
Leslie Barrie
as Psychiatrists-Instru...
Charles Campbell
as Psychiatrists-Instru...
Red Buttons
as Dispatcher
Peter Gowland
as Dispatcher
Otto Simánek
as German Staff Officer
Mario Gang
as German Officer
Henry Rowland
as German Officer
Martin Brandt
as German Officer
Fred Nurney
as German Officer
Julius Carmer
as German Officer
Albert D'Arno
as German Officer
Dick Wessel
as German Officer
Frederic Brunn
as German Officer
Arno Frey
as German Officer
Frank De Langton
as Athletic Instructor
Robert Morgan
as Telegraph Instructor
Roland Winters
as Van Duyval
William Syran
as Detective Inspector
Horace McMahon
as Burglary Instructor
Reginald Mason
as Communications Chief
Sally McMarrow
as Chief operator
Otto Simanek Sr.
as German staff officer
Coby Neal
as Flier
Karl Malden
as Flight Sergeant
Otto Reichow
as German Soldier
Jean Del Val
as French Peasant
Reed Hadley
as Narrator
Don Randolph
as LaRoche
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Critic Reviews for 13 Rue Madeleine

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Fine Cagney vehicle directed by Henry Hathaway.

June 7, 2007

Dull spy story

August 13, 2005
Classic Film and Television

A crisp WW 11 spy thriller.

Full Review… | June 11, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Apesar do terceiro ato do filme não conseguir manter o ritmo dos dois primeiros, a história é interessante e James Cagney encarna com fúria o papel de herói voluntarioso.

August 16, 2003
Cinema em Cena

July 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for 13 Rue Madeleine

The first half of this post war-time drama is a straight propaganda piece, filmed in newsreel style, showing how the plucky ladies and chaps of the OSS were trained to sock it to the dreaded hun. This has some value as a historical curio, but it hardly makes for gripping drama. Fortunately, half way through one of the operatives turns out to be a double agent, and Cagney himself parachutes into enemy territory to fulfil the mission. From here on in it becomes far more satisfying as Cagney comes into his own as his trademark no-nonsense tough guy and some atmospheric location based camera work nicely combines wartime bravado with some visuals and themes that would not look out of place in a film noir. Rather dated, but a solid thriller that's pretty much carried entirely by Cagney's charisma.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

This came out right after the end of WWII and was a bit of a propaganda device in a way to show how the Allies won the war. It begins as sort of a documentary feel and they sprinkle that in throughout.
James Cagney plays a head of the counterintelligence unit who trains spies and ultimately must track down a double agent. He's an interesting choice to play a man who is supposed to speak 5 languages and be one of America's greatest athletes. No matter what country he's in he still speaks with his famous rat-a-tat delivery and thick American accent.
Overall this was a fairly entertaining film and featured some fine performances. Not one of Cagneys best but not bad.

Jamison R

Good war thriller, fine cast but James Cagney isn't quite convincing. Intriguing story and it's well written. Suspenseful and it has a rousing score.

James Higgins

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