The Lisbon Story

  • 1946
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical, Spy

This better-than-average musical surely has one of the oddest plots of the genre. Burke is a singer in a cabaret. She meets Farrar, a British agent, and agrees to go with him to Nazi Germany to rescue a kidnaped French atomic scientist. The production looks good, and the two leads handle the unusual material with ease. Occasionally the film falls short...read more

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This better-than-average musical surely has one of the oddest plots of the genre. Burke is a singer in a cabaret. She meets Farrar, a British agent, and agrees to go with him to Nazi Germany to rescue a kidnaped French atomic scientist. The production looks good, and the two leads handle

the unusual material with ease. Occasionally the film falls short of its intentions, but the pace is so smooth that such rifts are overlooked. Based on a show that originally played the famous Hippodrome Theater, its most famous song "Pedro the Fisherman" (Harry Parr-Davies) was a big hit in

postwar England.

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  • Review: This better-than-average musical surely has one of the oddest plots of the genre. Burke is a singer in a cabaret. She meets Farrar, a British agent, and agrees to go with him to Nazi Germany to rescue a kidnaped French atomic scientist. The production look… (more)

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