Thriller, Romance, Spy
Director of Photography
Top-notch espionage tale by Ben Hecht, set in post-WW2 South America,
with Ingrid marrying spy Rains to aid U.S. and agent Grant. Frank, tense,
well acted, with amazingly suspenseful climax (and one memorably passionate
Hitchcock claimed that the FBI had him under surveillance for three
months because the film dealt with Uranium for the A-bomb.
The films producer, David O. Selznick had originally wanted Vivien Leigh
for Ingrid Bergman's role.
The original story, "The Song of the Dragon" was first published in
the Saturday Evening Post in November 1921.
It was remade in 1992 as a TV-movie.
makes his cameo appearance about an hour in, drinking champagne at the
party in Claude Rains' mansion.
Collection DVD - Chapter 18 "The Party" at 01:04:39