Captain Carey, U.S.A.

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Alan Ladd plays the title role in Captain Carey USA. A former OSS operative, Captain Carey returns to Italy after the war to avenge the death of resistance worker Giulia (Wanda Hendrix). Much to his surprise, Carey finds that his "deceased" lover is not only still alive, but also the wife of a powerful Italian nobleman (Francis Lederer). He also discovers to his sorrow that the far-from-grateful Italian villagers hold the Americans responsible for their current financial travails. Still, Carey sticks around, hoping to flush out the traitor who'd caused the wartime deaths of several of his OSS colleagues. The box-office success of Captain Carey USA was enhanced by the incidental musical number "Mona Lisa," which subsequently won an Academy Award.

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Alan Ladd
as Capt. Webster Carey
Wanda Hendrix
as Baronessa Giulia de Graffi
Francis Lederer
as Barone Rocco de Graffi
Celia Lovsky
as Contessa Francesca De Cresci
Angela Clarke
as Serafina
Richard Avonde
as Count Carlo de Cresci
Joseph Calleia
as Dr. Lunati
Jane Nigh
as Nancy
David Leonard
as Blind Musician
Paul Lees
as Frank
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  • Starring Alan Ladd, Mitchell Leisen's moderately engaging political melodrama, is best known for using Nat King Cole's tune, "Mona Lisa," which won the Best Song oscar.

    Jan 20, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Captain Carey, U.S.A.

  • May 15, 2011
    Enjoyable if unexceptional revenge/mystery drama with Alan Ladd more animated than usual. A nice surprise that interwoven in this ordinary picture is the extraordinarily beautiful song Mona Lisa which went on to win an Oscar and be immortilized by Nat King Cole.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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