Madame Spy

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1933. Draft script for the 1934 espionage film, noted on the title page as having the working title "Under False Colors."

Though best remembered as one of the great cinematographers, Karl Freund also directed eight films after coming to the US from Germany. "Madame Spy" was the third, on the heels of his masterpiece "The Mummy" (1932) and a year before the cult horror classic "Mad Love" (1935).

During World War I, the wife of an Austrian diplomat is revealed to be a Russian spy, and must flee to safety through "No Man's Land." A remake of the 1932 German film "Under False Flag," directed by Johannes Meyer and starring Gustav Frohlich and Charlotte Susa, and itself later remade in 1942, directed by Roy William Neill and starring Constance Bennett and Don Porter.

White wrappers, rubber-stamped FILE COPY on the front wrapper, noted as copy No. 37 and production No. 648, dated September 29, 1933, with credits for screenwriter Hurlbut and director Freund. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. 99 leaves, mimeograph duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good with some damage to the rear wrapper, bound with two gold brads and a staple.

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