In this well-made adaptation of Hellman's play, Bette Davis and Paul Lukas are German anti-Nazi underground leaders who flee the country, only to be hurled back into danger when suspected by Nazi agents operating in the U.S. One of the first American films to present the dangers of fascist thought, this benefits from performances by the leads. Lillian Hellman teamed with her companion Dashiell Hammett for the screen adaptation.
Golden Globe for Best Actor: Paul Lukas.
Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Picture; Best Screenplay.
cast Bette Davis as Sara Müller Paul Lukas as Kurt Müller Geraldine Fitzgerald as Marte Brankovic George Coulouris as Teck Brankovic Lucile Watson as Fanny Farrelly Beulah Bondi as Anise Donald Woods as David Farrelly Henry Daniell as Phili Von Ramme Eric Roberts as Bodo Donald Buka as Joshua Anthony Caruso as Italian Man Helmut Dantine as Young Man
Director: Herman Shumlin
Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director of Photography: Merritt Gerstad
Editor: Rudi Fehr
Composer: Max Steiner
Screenwriters: Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman
Art Director: Carl Jules Weyl
USA | Warner | 114 minutes | 1943