The Emperor's Candlesticks

  • 1937
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Spy

Powell and Rainer are rival spies in pre-World War I Eastern Europe. Both hide important documents in a pair of candlesticks, and when they are stolen, both men chase around the continent trying to recover them. Extravagant production can't save this bloated star vehicle. Carole Landis, in a bit part, was marking her first year in films; she was 18 years...read more

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The Emperor's Candlesticks TCM

A charming film about opposing spies (William Powell, Luise Rainer) chasing across Europe to recover candlesticks containing documents. Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan. Suroff: Frank Morgan. Johann: Henry Stephenson. Anton: Donald Kirke. Directed George F (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Powell and Rainer are rival spies in pre-World War I Eastern Europe. Both hide important documents in a pair of candlesticks, and when they are stolen, both men chase around the continent trying to recover them. Extravagant production can't save this bloat… (more)

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