Where to begin with this mess? The ludicrous plot? The artificial dialogue? The self-satisfied smugness? The unsuccessful attempts at wit? The insipidity? The dullness? The odd casting choices? All of the above? None of the above?
Well, here goes: Members of the National SOCIALIST Party were many things but stupid they were not. The filmmakers would have you believe that they would be incapable of tying their own shoes or counting to ten. What subtle wit. The gang that couldn't shoot straight isn't even aware when a large group pf strangers is in their midst. WWII should have only lasted a week or two, I guess.
Propaganda almost always looks bad after the cause for the propaganda has passed, and this is certainly the case here. A cinematic universe has been created in which no one behaves as any human being ever would. This wouldn't be so bad if anything happened that was interesting. At the theater I was at, I saw a lot of looking at watches. Half of the sizable crowd had left before the final curtain.
Robert Stack has never looked more gorgeous. He was prettier than the rather plain-looking Lombard, who, unfortunately, ended her career with this turkey. I will give two stars rather than one for Stack's masculine appeal.
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