|Directed by||Gregory Ratoff|
|Produced by||Samuel G. Engel|
Darryl F. Zanuck
|Written by||Philip Dunne|
|Based on||novel by Marthe McKenna|
|Starring|| Dolores del Río |
|Edited by||Louis R. Loeffler|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Lancer Spy is a 1937 film about an Englishman (Sanders) who impersonates a German officer, receiving fame upon arriving in Germany. A female German spy (del Río) is instructed to check on him but falls in love with him instead.
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It was based on a story by Marthe McKenna, a Belgian woman who was a spy for England in World War I. She previously wrote I Was a Spy .
Gregory Ratoff signed a contract with 20th Century Fox to write, produce and direct. The film was originally to star Michael Whalen.Eventually George Sanders took the part.
Germaine Aussey, the French actor, was to have made her American debut in the film.
Peter Lorre was cast after his success in Think Fast, Mr Moto .He gave up a contract to make a film with Gaumont British in England; Fox had to buy out this contract.
Colin Clive was cast in early Mayas Colonel Fenwick.
Filming started mid May 1937.By the end of the month Aussey had been replaced by Dolores del Río.
Colin Clive collapsed during filming and died.
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