Cloak And Dagger - The Masters Of Cinema Series #205 (2 Disc Set)

Cloak And Dagger - The Masters Of Cinema Series #205 (2 Disc Set)

Blu-ray · Region BGroßbritannien · Abenteuer ⁄ Film-Noir ⁄ Romanze ⁄ Thriller ⁄ Krieg · Warner Bros. · USA 1946

A virtuoso World War II espionage thriller directed by Fritz Lang as his follow-up to the noir classic Scarlet Street (and not long after the war itself had ended), Cloak and Dagger is an underrated entry in Lang's oeuvre, a crackerjack spy saga with a commanding Gary Cooper performance and a wealth of masterful Langian suspense sequences (as well as some genuinely hard-hitting action set pieces).

Nuclear physicist Alvah Jesper (Cooper) is recruited by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services to become a reluctant undercover agent, traveling to Switzerland to meet with a fellow scientist regarding information on Germany's plans to construct an atomic bomb. After this colleague is assassinated, Jesper must sneak into Italy via the underground resistance, to contact another scientist. While there, Jesper falls in love with resistance fighter Gina (Lilli Palmer, in her first Hollywood role), and the two must battle shootouts, double crosses, and narrow escapes to smuggle the scientist out of Italy.

A more perfectly titled film would be difficult to imagine, as Cloak and Dagger is a consummate wartime espionage suspense picture, and an intriguing mixture of genres for Lang: part spy thriller, part romantic melodrama, and part patriotic war movie, Cloak and Dagger is another triumph among Lang's U.S. features, and an expert exercise in genre fusion that's ripe for rediscovery.

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Titel: Cloak And Dagger - The Masters Of Cinema Series #205 (2 Disc Set)
Orginal Titel: Cloak And Dagger
Deutscher Titel: Im Geheimdienst
Genre: Abenteuer ⁄ Film-Noir ⁄ Romanze ⁄ Thriller ⁄ Krieg
Studio: Warner Bros.
Vertrieb: Eureka Entertainment Ltd.
Land / Jahr: USA 1946
Altersfreigabe: BBFC: Parental Guidance
Länge: 106:39 Minuten

Cast & Crew

Regisseur:Fritz LANG
Autor:Boris INGSTER
John Francis LARKIN
Screenplay:Albert MALTZ
inspiriert durch das Buch von:Corey FORD
Alastair MACBAIN
Produzent:Milton SPERLING
Kamera:Sol POLITO
Besetzung:Gary COOPER als Prof. Alvah Jesper
Lilli PALMER als Gina
Robert ALDA als Pinkie
Vladimir SOKOLOFF als Polda
J. Edward BROMBERG als Trenk
Marjorie HOSHELLE als Ann Dawson
Ludwig STÖSSEL als The German
Helene THIMIG als Katerin Lodor
Dan SEYMOUR als Marsoli
Marc LAWRENCE als Luigi
James FLAVIN als Col. Walsh
Patrick O'MOORE als The Englishman
Charles MARSH als Erich

technische Daten der Disc

Medium: Blu-ray
Region: Region B [GroßbritannienGroßbritannien]
Casetype: Amaray Blu-ray-Case (klar) 2 Disc
Disctyp: Blu-ray (BD50 - Double Layer) [Film & Bonusmaterial]
DVD 9 [Film & Bonusmaterial]
Bildformat: 1.37:1
Videocodec: H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)
Videodetails: Resolution: 1080p
Frame Rate: 23,976 / 24 fps
Color Space: Rec.709 8bit
Tonformate: Englisch, Deutsch & Italienisch LPCM 2.0 Mono [O-Ton]
Englisch LPCM 2.0 Mono [Audiokommentar]
Untertitel: Englisch

Special Features

  • Hauptmenü
  • Popup-Menü
  • Booklet (28 Seiten)
  • Audiokommentar von Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • Featurette 'Spycraft - A Video Essay by David Cairns' [19:15 Min.]
  • Featurette 'Cloak And Dagger - Lux Radio Theater - Episode 614' [57:58 Min.]
  • Featurette 'Cloak And Dagger - The Radio Series'