The Lisbon Story (1946)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Musical, Spy Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Previously costarred in The Trojan Brothers, David Farrar and Patricia Burke were reteamed in the British musical The Lisbon Story. Though the film ostensibly concerns the wartime exploits of a Gallic chanteuse (Burke) and a British spy (Farrar), the film's main selling angle was international popular operatic tenor Richard Tauber. Peripherally involved in the storyline, Tauber steals the show with his spirited musical renditions. The fact that the villains in the film are Nazis must have gratified Tauber, who would have faced extinction at the hands of the Gestapo had he remained in his native Germany. Sadly, The Lisbon Story proved to be Tauber's final screen appearance; he died two years later.

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agent [representative], Britain, espionage, France, Germany, kidnapping, meeting, Nazism, nightclub, nuclear, rescue, resistance, scientist, songwriter, victim, war