International Lady

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International Lady
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Directed by Tim Whelan
Written by Jack DeWitt (story) &
E. Lloyd Sheldon (story)
Howard Estabrook
Produced by Edward Small
Starring George Brent
Ilona Massey
Basil Rathbone
Cinematography Hal Mohr
Edited by William F. Claxton and Grant Whytock
Music byLucie Moraweck
Edward Small Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • October 16, 1941 (1941-10-16)(United States)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States

International Lady is a 1941 American spy-drama film directed by Tim Whelan and starring George Brent, Ilona Massey and Basil Rathbone.


During the production stage it was originally titled as G-Men versus Scotland Yard. [1] It was released shortly before the entry of the United States into World War II.


An American operative in Great Britain (George Brent) and his counterpart from Scotland Yard (Basil Rathbone) suspect the beautiful singer Carla Nillson (Ilona Massey) of espionage. As they cleverly unravel her technique of singing in code over the radio, they track her from London, to Lisbon, to New York, where they succeed in tying her to a wealthy candy manufacturer who is, in reality, the saboteur mastermind.


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  1. "Australia Music Notes". The Christian Science Monitor. April 5, 1941. p. 9.