- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 21, 2009
- Originally Released: 1949
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Hollywood's two most famous Taylors take center stage in this atmospheric spy thriller spawned by the early days of the Cold War and filmed on location in London and the English countryside.
Making a move into more adult roles, 17-year-old Elizabeth Taylor plays the giddy young wife of a British Army officer (Robert Taylor). Their whirlwind romance and storybook marriage take a sudden, alarming turn when she discovers her handsome husband is a Communist agent under orders to perform acts of espionage. Torn between alliegance to her heart and to her country, she harbors her terrible secret, hoping her spouse will change his traitorous ways. But when her knowledge is secret no longer, she soon becomes a target."
The storybook marriage of a giddy young wife and her British Army officer husband, suddenly turns sour when she discovers that he is a communist spy.
When an American abroad meets a tall, dark and handsome major in the British Army, she thinks her dreams have come true.
Reality, however, has more unpleasant things in store for her...
Melinda Greyton, a young and attractive Yank, crosses the Atlantic to England. During her stay, she attends a military ball. She dances with the dashing Michael Curragh, and a romance begins. The two soon marry and settle down for what appears to be an enviable life together.
But something seems odd about Michael. He belongs to a secret organization, which Melinda suspects is the Communist Party. After she learns that her husband is indeed giving the Reds classified defense information, she is terrified.
Then Michael discovers his wife's snooping -- and he is not the kind of man to put marital faith above party loyalty.
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- Additional cast: Cloely Paget-Bowman (Mrs. Hammerbrook) and Nicholas Bruce (Alek).
- Additional credits: Humprhey Slater (source writer, from novel); Bunny Francke (director of photography);