A Lady Without Passport (1950) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Lady Without Passport (1950)

A Lady Without Passport (1950)

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Movie Info

A Lady Without Passport stars Hedy Lamarr in the title role. Lamarr plays Marianne Lorress, a concentration-camp refugee who takes up residence in Cuba while waiting permission to enter the U.S. Immigration agent Pete Karczag (John Hodiak) decides to use Marianne as bait to entrap Palinov (George Macready), the brains of an alien-smuggling ring. Pete eventually falls in love with Marianne, but she despises him for using her--at least until fade-out time. Despite the tattoo on her arm, it is difficult to believe that Hedy Lamarr has survived a Nazi concentration camp; she appears instead to have staged a desperate escape from the MGM makeup department. This aside, A Lady without Passport is an acceptable (and commendably short) crime meller.

Cast

John Hodiak
as Pete Karczag
Hedy Lamarr
as Marianne Lorress
James Craig
as Frank Westlake
Steven Geray
as Frenchman
Bruce Cowling
as Archer Delby James
Ned Young
as Harry Nordell
Robert Osterloh
as Lt. Lannahan
Trevor Bardette
as Lt. Carfagno
Charles Wagenheim
as Ramon Santez
Renzo Cesana
as A. Sestina
Esther Zeitlin
as Beryl Sandring
Carlo Tricoli
as Mr. Sandring
Marta Mitrovich
as Elizabeth Alonescu
Don Garner
as Dimitri Matthias
Richard Crane
as Navy Flyer
Martin Garralaga
as Police Officer
Mario Siletti
as Cafe Owner
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Critic Reviews for A Lady Without Passport

All Critics (2)

Visually creative mix of tropical adventure and procedural crime tale.

Full Review… | August 9, 2007
Classic Film and Television

An interesting watch due to the strange effects of the visuals.

Full Review… | October 10, 2003
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Audience Reviews for A Lady Without Passport

Hedy is gorgeous as ever but this loses steam after a promising beginning.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

½

Fairly routine but still fun thriller about an immigration agent trying to crack down on an illegal alien racket in Havana. Joseph H. Lewis doesn't reach the heights of his previous effort, Gun Crazy, but the noir atmosphere is thick enough with some fine photography. There's a dance sequence that's entirely superfluous but magnificently shot. Hedy Lamarr is lackluster but passable as the romantic interest, John Hodiak has a certain Montalban-esque charm as the agent. There's a passing reference to Buchenwald that I found interesting. The film bogs down quite a bit during the plane chase near the end, but otherwise clips along nicely.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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