The Man from Morocco (1946)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - Resistance Film, War Drama  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Released in Britain in 1944, Man from Morocco made it to American shores the following year. Anton Walbrook plays the title character, the head of an intrepid band of WW2 freedom fighters. The film's heavy is a Nazi-sympathizing French officer of unbounded cruelty. Margaretta Scott portrays Manuela, a patriotic Frenchwoman who poses as a Red Cross nurse to insinuate herself into the villain's lair. In true "Judith of Bethulia" fashion, Manuela romances the fiend, thereby affording her the opportunity to murder him and thus save the lives of 2000 French hostages. It's a good thing that Man from Morocco was a British film; otherwise, the Hollywood production code would have obliged Manuela to be punished for her murder, justified or no.

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war, agent [representative], disguise, doctor/nurse, freedom-fighter, impersonation, killing, resistance, secrets, serial-killer