|Lady from Lisbon|
|Directed by||Leslie S. Hiscott|
|Produced by||Elizabeth Hiscott|
|Written by||Michael Barringer|
|Starring|| Francis L. Sullivan |
|Music by||W.L. Trytel (uncredited)|
|Edited by||Peter Tanner|
British National Films
|Distributed by||Anglo-American Film Corporation (UK)|
Lady from Lisbon is a 1942 British comedy film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Francis L. Sullivan, Jane Carr, Martita Hunt and Charles Victor.
It was shot at the Riverside Studios in London. The film's sets were designed by the art director James A. Carter.
When the Nazis steal Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa , South American art lover Minghetti travels to Lisbon to spy for the Germans in return for the famous painting.
Inept Nazi agents, counterspies, racketeers and multiple fakes of the masterpiece soon confound all attempts.
The artist Ganier is murdered. Lady Wellington Smyth is accused.
The painting is swapped for a poor copy under Minghetti's nose.
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