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Cloak and Dagger (Warner Bros 1946, Gary Cooper, Lilli Palmer)



In Cloak and Dagger an American scientist goes undercover for the O.S.S. in Fritz Lang’s WWII tale of romance and espionage. Professor Alva Jesper travels through Switzerland and Italy to free a colleague who has been kidnapped by the Nazis and is being forced to construct an atomic bomb. While pursuing his spy duties, the American falls in love with the lovely Italian partisan who has been brought in to help him on his mission.

German-born actress Lilli Palmer made her American debut in Cloak and Dagger. Before arriving in Hollywood, she had made more than 15 films in England including Alfred Hitchcock’s Secret Agent (1936).

production details
USA | Warner Bros. | 106 minutes | 1946
Director: Fritz Lang
Script: John Larkin, Boris Ingster, Albert Maltz, Ring Lardner, Jr.,

Dan Seymour as Marsoli
Ludwig Stössel as The German
James Flavin as Col. Walsh
Gary Cooper as Prof. Alvah Jesper
Lilli Palmer as Gina
Marc Lawrence as Luigi
Robert Alda as Pinkie
Vladimir Sokoloff as Polda
J. Edward Bromberg as Trenk
Marjorie Hoshelle as Ann Dawson
Helene Thimig as Katerin Lodor
Patrick O’Moore as The Englishman
Charles Marsh as Erich
Yola d’Avril as First Nurse (uncredited)