This Mad World (1930)

Genres - Action, Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama, War Romance  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this espionage drama set during WW I, a French agent sneaks behind enemy lines into Alsace-Lorraine and decides to see his mother, who owns an inn. While there, the spy falls for a German general's wife and with her embarks upon a passionate romance. The romance is destroyed when the spy admits that he caused his lover's nephew's death. The angry mistress reports this to her husband who has the spy executed. The wife then kills herself. Meanwhile the spy's strong mother decides to fulfill her son's mission herself.



war, agent [representative], behind-enemy-lines, death, enemy, espionage, execution, love, romance, suicide