- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 6 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: July 26, 2005
- Originally Released: 1942
- Label: Alpha Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Soviet secret agent Vera "Miss V" Marova (Lola Lane) uses her uncanny resemblance to a Nazi spy to infiltrate the Gestapo in Paris. The Nazis are warned the notorious Miss V might be in their midst, but her "calling card" - a cigarette case from Hitler himself - convinces Captain Anton Kleis (Noel Madison) that she is, in fact, Germany's famous spy.
Over dinner with the beautiful imposter, Anton leaks a top secret plan to blow up an American fleet headed for Moscow. Passing the vital information to Russia, the operative's covert actions rouse suspicion. Although her life is in grave danger, Miss V gathers deadly new intelligence - the Nazis have changed their plan of attack. Aided by a downed American pilot, she tries frantically to alert the Allies as the murderous Gestapo close in fast.
Lola Lane appeared with her sisters, actresses Priscilla and Rosemary Lane, in the hit movies Four Daughters (1938) and Daughters Courageous (1939). Other film credits include Marked Woman (1937) starring Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart, and the serial Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1934).
With his sinister facial features, Noel Madison was often cast as villains and saboteurs on film. Madison starred in another WWII spy thriller, Bombs Over Burma, the same year he made Miss V from Moscow.
A campy, low-budget spy flick of Soviet intrigue, MISS V FROM MOSCOW stars Lola Lane as a Soviet agent whose appearance is identical to that of a Nazi spy. When her doppelganger dies without the knowledge of the folks back home, Miss V adopts her identity and infiltrates the inner circles of the Nazi party. Though aware that Miss V could be in their midst, she proves herself by wielding a cigarette case from Hitler himself. Sufficiently convinced, Nazi agent Anton Kleis (Noel Madison in a characteristically sinister turn) dines with the beautiful spy, leaking the Gestapo's plan to attack an Allied fleet on its way to Moscow. Miss V must now alert the Allied forces of the Nazi forces closing in on them, all without raising suspicion. She is aided in her frantic efforts by downed American pilot Steve Worth (Howard Banks). An over-the-top melodrama with dialogue bordering on the ridiculous, this is an espionage film with all the elements in place: gorgeous spies, scheming villains, a tense race to save the good guys, and a little romance.
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Pre Iron Curtain Russia
Movie Lover: John Walter
Middle Village, NY US
-- November, 21, 2008
Yes, during WWII, films were made that glorified Russia and its acoomplishments in the war. Not that Russia didn't suffer enough in that war! But it's kind of strange when one feelings how relations were toard the Soviet Uion after the war's end compared to how they were when Uncle Joe Stalin was almost considered a Good Guy!
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