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Traitor Spy is a 1939 British thriller film directed by Walter Summers and starring Bruce Cabot, Marta Labarr, Tamara Desni and Edward Lexy.It was shot at Welwyn Studios with sets designed by Ian White. It has also been released under the title The Torso Murder Mystery. The film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Jacques Pendower.
Both Scotland Yard and the security services are on the trail of some stolen blueprints and believe there is a link with a headless body discovered in Devon.
Bruce Cabot was an American film actor, best remembered as Jack Driscoll in King Kong (1933) and for his roles in films such as The Last of the Mohicans (1936), Fritz Lang's Fury (1936), and the Western Dodge City (1939). He was also known as one of "Wayne's Regulars", appearing in a number of John Wayne films beginning with Angel and the Badman (1947), and concluding with Big Jake (1971).
Fire Over England is a 1937 London Film Productions film drama, notable for providing the first pairing of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. It was directed by William K. Howard and written by Clemence Dane, nominally from the 1936 novel Fire Over England by AEW Mason. Leigh's performance in the film helped to convince David O. Selznick to cast her as Scarlett O'Hara in his 1939 production of Gone with the Wind. The film is a historical drama set during the reign of Elizabeth I focusing on England's victory over the Spanish Armada.
Xenia Desni was a Ukrainian silent screen era actress who predominantly appeared in German films.
Tamara Desni was a German-born British actress She appeared in films in the 1930s and 1940s.
Dark World (1935) is a British film directed by Bernard Vorhaus and starring Tamara Desni, Leon Quartermaine, and Googie Withers. The film, released by Fox Film Corporation, is now considered a lost film.
Falling for You is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Robert Stevenson and Jack Hulbert, and starring Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge.
Edward Lexy was a British actor. He was born Edward Little.
Flight from Folly is a 1945 British musical comedy film directed and produced by Herbert Mason, in his last directorial credit before moving onto production, for Warner Bros. The cast includes Pat Kirkwood, Hugh Sinclair and Tamara Desni and with music from Edmundo Ros and the Rumba Band. An unemployed showgirl impersonates a nurse and undertakes the job of looking after a composer and playwright abandoned by his Russian wife. The story was written by Lesley Storm, Katherine Strueby and Edmund Goulding. The film was distributed by Warner Brothers and First National Pictures.
The Diplomatic Lover is a 1934 British musical romance film directed by Anthony Kimmins and starring Harold French, Tamara Desni and Davy Burnaby.
McGlusky the Sea Rover is a 1935 British comedy action film directed by Walter Summers and starring Jack Doyle, Tamara Desni and Henry Mollison. It was based on a novel by A.G. Hales. It featured the Arklow schooner Mary B Mitchell. The film was released in the U.S. as Hell's Cargo.
Dick Barton at Bay is a 1950 British spy film about special agent Dick Barton. It was the second of three films that Hammer Film Productions made about the British agent, although it was the last released, following Dick Barton: Special Agent and Dick Barton Strikes Back.
Forbidden Territory is a 1934 British thriller film directed by Phil Rosen and starring Gregory Ratoff, Ronald Squire and Binnie Barnes. It was based on the 1933 novel The Forbidden Territory by Dennis Wheatley.
Ball at Savoy is a 1936 British operetta film directed by Victor Hanbury and starring Conrad Nagel, Marta Labarr and Fred Conyngham. The film is based on the 1932 operetta Ball im Savoy by Paul Abraham, which had been turned into an Austrian film in 1935. It was made at Elstree Studios.
Marta Labarr was a French-American singer and actress who appeared in 11 British and French films, usually as a leading lady. Her final film was the 1946 thriller Tehran, playing opposite Derek Farr. She also appeared on the London stage in musicals. She later worked as a language coach, teaching Gina Lollobrigida amongst others. She is buried in Hautefort (France).
Their Big Moment is a 1934 American mystery film directed by James Cruze, from a screenplay by Arthur Caesar and Marion Dix. The film starred ZaSu Pitts and Slim Summerville. It is based on the 1933 West End play Afterwards by Walter C. Hackett which had run for more than two hundred performances in London. While most of the Pitts-Summerville teamings were comedies, this was a serious drama in which they merely played comic-relief characters; their star billing was thus misleading.
It Happened to One Man is a 1940 British drama film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Wilfrid Lawson, Nora Swinburne and Marta Labarr. The screenplay was scripted by Paul Merzbach and Nina Jarcis, based on the play of the same name by John Hastings Turner and Roland Pertwee. Produced by Victor Hanbury's British Eagle Productions,
Blue Smoke is a 1935 British sports film directed by Ralph Ince and starring Tamara Desni, Ralph Ince, and Bruce Seton. It was made at Wembley Studios by the British subsidiary of the Fox Film Company.
His Brother's Keeper is a 1940 British crime film directed by Roy William Neill and starring Clifford Evans, Tamara Desni and Una O'Connor.
Bypass to Happiness is a 1934 British romantic comedy film directed by Anthony Kimmins and starring Tamara Desni, Maurice Evans and Kay Hammond. It was shot at Shepperton Studios near London and distributed by Fox Film.
Teheran is a 1946 British-Italian thriller film co-directed by Giacomo Gentilomo and William Freshman. It stars Derek Farr as Pemberton Grant, a British intelligence officer who discovers a plot to assassinate the President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Tehran Conference during the Second World War. It also featured Marta Labarr, Manning Whiley and Pamela Stirling. It was also released under the alternative titles Appointment in Persia and The Plot to Kill Roosevelt and Conspiracy in Teheran.