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Title of the Film HOTEL RESERVE
Alternative Titles EPITAPH FOR A SPY
English Titles  
Year of Release 1944
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 89
Length (in meters) 2435
Colour b/w
Genre Spy thriller, anti-Nazi
Based on/Source Novel
Production Companies RKO Radio British Productions
Producer(s) Victor Hanbury, Lance Comfort, Max Greene (= Mutz Greenbaum)
Director Lance Comfort, Max Greene (= Mutz Greenbaum), Victor Hanbury
Cast James Mason, Lucie Mannheim, Raymond Lovell, Herbert Lom, Martin Miller, Frederick Valk, Josef Almas, Hella Kurty (Kürty), Ernst Ulman, Hugo Schuster
Literature Motion Picture Herald, 17 June 1944
Times, 21 June 1944
Jewish Chronicle, 23 June 1944
Die Zeitung, 30 June 1944
Punch, 5 July 1944
Picturegoer, 8 July 1944
Special notes "This is cleverly directed, well produced, and ingeniously photographed." (Jewish Chronicle)
"Miss Lucie Mannheim endows the proprietress of the hotel with an efficiency which is almost sinister, and Mr. Frederick Valk draws a vivid sketch of a German in flight from the Gestapo." (Times)
Director of photography: Mutz Greenbaum

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