13 Rue Madeleine Reviews

  • Mar 02, 2021

    Cagney leads a good support cast in this suspenseful WW2 spy film.

    Cagney leads a good support cast in this suspenseful WW2 spy film.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    One of the few war stories from that era that remains entertaining today

    One of the few war stories from that era that remains entertaining today

  • Dec 06, 2016

    Little intrigue and no shades of grey on display in this by-the-numbers propaganda piece. Much of the film looks like a government infomercial. Still, early incarnations of war /spy films tropes like the training school pre-mission are notable. And Jimmy C is always worth the admission fee

    Little intrigue and no shades of grey on display in this by-the-numbers propaganda piece. Much of the film looks like a government infomercial. Still, early incarnations of war /spy films tropes like the training school pre-mission are notable. And Jimmy C is always worth the admission fee

  • Oct 01, 2016

    This is one of James Cagney's overlooked films, one that most seem to have forgotten about, but his performance is very good, and his career was beginning to peak at this stage. In this Second World War drama, directed by Henry Hathaway, Cagney plays a tough OSS agent, who oversees a special mission to determine the location of the factory where the Nazis are manufacturing their flying bombs. Cagney is solidly supported by Annabella and Richard Conte, and the movie is also good by the fact that it is told in a documentary style, meaning something is bound to be learnt when the credits have finished. Overall, this is one of the forgotten gems by Cagney and director Hathaway, and is a good war movie to view.

    This is one of James Cagney's overlooked films, one that most seem to have forgotten about, but his performance is very good, and his career was beginning to peak at this stage. In this Second World War drama, directed by Henry Hathaway, Cagney plays a tough OSS agent, who oversees a special mission to determine the location of the factory where the Nazis are manufacturing their flying bombs. Cagney is solidly supported by Annabella and Richard Conte, and the movie is also good by the fact that it is told in a documentary style, meaning something is bound to be learnt when the credits have finished. Overall, this is one of the forgotten gems by Cagney and director Hathaway, and is a good war movie to view.

  • Apr 29, 2013

    I've never seen Cagney this violent, even in White Heat. This was a very suspenseful movie with a lot of soon to be famous people in small roles.

    I've never seen Cagney this violent, even in White Heat. This was a very suspenseful movie with a lot of soon to be famous people in small roles.

  • Mar 14, 2013

    well made spy thriller Fine Cagney vehicle directed by Henry Hathaway.

    well made spy thriller Fine Cagney vehicle directed by Henry Hathaway.

  • Feb 19, 2013

    High Quality WWII Espionage Thriller--Cagney is "dandy" as always in this WWII thriller!!

    High Quality WWII Espionage Thriller--Cagney is "dandy" as always in this WWII thriller!!

  • Mar 21, 2011

    Funny in places, this somewhat disjointed tale of WW2 espionage is quite watchable but hardly compelling. Cagney does well to make it as good as it is.

    Funny in places, this somewhat disjointed tale of WW2 espionage is quite watchable but hardly compelling. Cagney does well to make it as good as it is.

  • Jul 01, 2010

    i dunno... james cagney seems too small to take down nazis with his bare hands

    i dunno... james cagney seems too small to take down nazis with his bare hands

  • May 19, 2010

    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.

    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.