Cloak and Dagger
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Inspired by actual events, Cloak and Dagger was first major "atomic power" melodrama of the postwar era. Gary Cooper stars as bookish physics professor Alvah Jesper, a character obviously based on A-bomb codeveloper J. Robert Oppenheimer. Pressed into service by the OSS in the last months of WW2, Jasper is sent to Europe in search of Dr. Polda (Vladimir Sokoloff), an atomic scientist held captive by the Nazis. In Switzerland, Jesper quickly runs afoul of enemy spies who murder the only person to know Polda's whereabouts. Moving on to Italy, he links up with the partisans, falling… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Old-fashioned espionage tale."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Minor spy thriller has some good touches from the great Fritz Lang."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Starring Gary Cooper and Lili Plamer, Fritz Lang's WWII melodrama is one of the first Hollywood pictures to deal with the global threats of the atomic bomb."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Much longer and less focused that You Only Live Once, it's still a vintage Lang picture and worth seeing."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The ugly ruthlessness on both sides of the conflict attests to Lang's pragmatic refusal to pit simple "good" versus "evil""
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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