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A Passport to Hell (1932)

A notorious beautiful English woman (Myra) is kicked out of British West Africa to German West Africa, just before the start of World War I. She marries a German colonial official (Erich) ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Lloyd

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Leon Gordon (screenplay), Harry Hervey (story "Burnt Offering") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elissa Landi ... Myra Carson
Paul Lukas ... Lt. Kurt Kurtoff
Warner Oland ... Baron von Sydow, Police Commandant
Alexander Kirkland ... Lt. Erich von Sydow
Donald Crisp ... Sgt. Snyder
Earle Foxe ... Purser
Yola d'Avril ... Rosita (as Yola D'Avril)
Ivan F. Simpson ... Simms (as Ivan Simpson)
Eva Dennison Eva Dennison ... Mrs. Butterworth
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Officer (as William Von Brincken)
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Storyline

A notorious beautiful English woman (Myra) is kicked out of British West Africa to German West Africa, just before the start of World War I. She marries a German colonial official (Erich) to avoid internment. When Erich's father discovers her past he deports her. Before leaving, an English spy approaches her for help to escape with a vital military map. She must decide her allegiance. Written by Greg Hartwick

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1932 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Undesirable Lady See more »

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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lt. Erich von Sydow: [to Myra as she searches in her handbag for a match] Will you permit me?
[He lights her cigarette]
Myra Carson: Thank you, lieutenant.
Lt. Erich von Sydow: My name is Von Sydow. How did you know my rank?
Myra Carson: I'm familiar with uniforms.
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A little old fashioned (even for 1932) but not bad.
24 March 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is an odd little film starring the Italian-born actress, Elissa Landi. She plays Myra, a woman with a checkered past (they NEVER really said what that was, exactly...but like all Pre-Code films you can assume it means she was promiscuous). The story begins with her being tossed out of a British colony in Africa just before WWI. The ship then dumps her at a German-controlled port...and the Germans don't want her either...particularly the Baron in charge (Warner Oland). He assumes she's a bad influence and denies her entry. But, his headstrong and incredibly immature son marries Myra to allow her to stay...but their relationship is doomed for many reasons....and a dashing Lieutenant (Paul Lukas) is part of it.

In many ways, this film feels like a Greta Garbo film--complete with the over-emoting from the leading lady and a syrupy feel. I know this is heresy to many old film buffs, but I don't care for this sort of acting...it's heavy on emotion and light on believability. Still, despite the acting and a few lulls, this isn't a bad film....and seems to have 'Time Passer' written all over it.


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