Operator 13 (1934)

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  • OPERATOR 13


    DIRECTED BY RICHARD BOLESLAWSKI
    PRODUCED BY LUCIEN HUBBARD
    METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER (MGM)



    Information from IMDb


    Plot Summary
    Gail Loveless, a spy known as Operator 13 working for the Union and Federal cause during the Civil War,
    posing as a Confederate woman named Anne Claybourne, meets and falls in love
    with Confederate Captain Jack Galliard.
    Dusguised as an octoroom maid at a Confedarate military ball,
    she learns and relays secrets to the Union forces that are devastating to the Rebel cause.
    Assigned to the case to track down and kill the spy maid,
    Galliard learns she is also the woman he loves, but proceeds with his assignment.
    He captures her but is in danger of being captured himself as Federal forces
    are approaching. Gail/Anne saves him and they part to wait until peace comes to resume their romance. Written by Les Adams


    Full Cast
    Marion Davies ... Gail Loveless
    Gary Cooper ... Captain Jack Gailliard
    Jean Parker ... Eleanor Shackleford
    Katharine Alexander ... Pauline Cushman / Operator 27
    Ted Healy ... Doctor Hitchcock
    Russell Hardie ... Lt. Gus Littledale
    Henry Wadsworth ... Captain John Pelham
    Douglass Dumbrille ... General Jeb Stuart (as Douglas Dumbrille)
    Willard Robertson ... Captain Cornelius Channing
    Fuzzy Knight ... Private Sweeney
    Sidney Toler ... Major Allen Pinkerton
    Robert McWade ... Colonel Sharpe
    Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Shackleford
    Wade Boteler ... Gaston
    Walter Long ... Operator 55
    The Mills Brothers ... Medicine Show Balladeers (as The Four Mills Brothers)
    Ernie Adams ... Orderly (uncredited)
    Larry Adler ... Harmonica Player (uncredited)
    Ernie Alexander ... Confederate Sentry (uncredited)
    Sam Ash ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
    Zita Baca ... Minor Role (uncredited)
    Reginald Barlow ... Colonel Storm (uncredited)
    Margaret Bert ... Washington Townswoman (uncredited)
    Frank Burt ... Confederate Lieutenant (uncredited)
    Claudia Coleman ... Nurse (uncredited)
    Nell Craig ... Confederate Party Guest (uncredited)
    Belle Daube ... Mrs. Dandridge (uncredited)
    Donald Douglas ... Confederate Officer (uncredited)
    John Elliott ... General Robert E. Lee (uncredited)
    Douglas Fowley ... Union Officer (uncredited)
    Arthur Grant ... Chaplain (uncredited)
    Billy Griffith ... Mac (uncredited)
    Sherry Hall ... Army Officer (uncredited)
    William Henry ... Young Lieutenant Kissing Blonde (uncredited)
    Hattie Hill ... Slave (uncredited)
    Samuel S. Hinds ... Union Officer Price (uncredited)
    Sterling Holloway ... Wounded Union Soldier (uncredited)
    Curly Howard ... Confederate Soldier (uncredited)
    Wallie Howe ... Clergyman (uncredited)
    Si Jenks ... White Trash (uncredited)
    DeWitt Jennings ... Artilleryman (uncredited)
    Edgar Kennedy ... Confederate Officer Jealous of Artilleryman (uncredited)
    John Kirkley ... Slave (uncredited)
    Lia Lance ... Witch Woman / Operator 18 (uncredited)
    John Larkin ... Slave Fishing for Codfish (uncredited)
    Frank Leighton ... Union Major (uncredited)
    Charles Lloyd ... Union Private (uncredited)
    Wilfred Lucas ... Judge (uncredited)
    Mary MacLaren ... Confederate Party Guest (uncredited)
    James A. Marcus ... Staff Colonel (uncredited)
    Frank Marlowe ... Confederate Officer (uncredited)
    Hattie McDaniel ... Annie - a Cook (uncredited)
    Sam McDaniel ... Rufus (uncredited)
    Francis McDonald ... Officer Denton (uncredited)
    Frank McGlynn Jr. ... Scout (uncredited)
    Donald Mills ... One of The Four Mills Brothers - a Medicine Show Singer (uncredited)
    Harry Mills ... One of The Four Mills Brothers - a Medicine Show Singer (uncredited)
    Herbert Mills ... One of The Four Mills Brothers - a Medicine Show Singer (uncredited)
    John Mills ... One of The Four Mills Brothers - a Medicine Show Singer (uncredited)
    James C. Morton ... Secret Service Man (uncredited)
    Wheeler Oakman ... Scout (uncredited)
    Franklin Parker ... John Hay (uncredited)
    Lee Phelps ... Confederate Soldier Getting Lucille As Witness (uncredited)
    Richard Powell ... Confederate Sentry (uncredited)
    Buddy Roosevelt ... Civilian (uncredited)
    James Sheridan ... Officer (uncredited)
    Robert R. Stephenson ... Guard (uncredited)
    Richard Tucker ... Execution Officer (uncredited)
    Martin Turner ... Hickman (uncredited)
    Dorothy Vernon ... Washington Townswoman (uncredited)
    E. Alyn Warren ... General Ulysses S. Grant (as Fred Warren) (uncredited)
    Poppy Wilde ... Party Guest (uncredited)
    Clarence Wilson ... Josiah Claybourne (uncredited)


    Writing Credits
    Harvey F. Thew (screen play) (as Harvey Thew) &
    Zelda Sears (screen play) and
    Eve Greene (screen play)
    Robert W. Chambers (from the stories by)
    Herman J. Mankiewicz uncredited


    Original Music
    William Axt


    Cinematography
    George J. Folsey


    Trivia
    Curly Howard of The Three Stooges was originally to have appeared in this film.


    Although Curly Howard of The Three Stooges played the part of a Confederate Soldier in this film,
    most of his part was cut prior to release.
    However, he can still be seen briefly in one sequence.


    Goofs
    Continuity
    When Gail takes an oath, she raises her right arm in the traditional manner, but in the next shot, it has turned into a salute


    Memorable Quotes


    Filming Location
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Operator 13 is a 1934 American romance film directed by Richard Boleslawski
    and starring Marion Davies, Gary Cooper, and Jean Parker.
    Based on stories written by Robert W. Chambers, the film is about a Union spy
    who impersonates a black maid in the early days of the Civil War,
    but complications arise when she falls in love with a Confederate officer.
    The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography




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    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().