Operator 13

Union agent codenamed Operator 13's work behind enemy lines grows more precarious when she violates the first rule of espionage: never fall in love with the enemy.
Operator 13
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: June 2, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1934
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
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Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 10
Rating: C+ -- Lavishly entertaining but nonsensical American Civil War spy story. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jun 15, 2015
Spy story of the Civil War. which doesn't attempt to be believable but manages to be exciting and amusing. With Marion Davies and Gary Cooper. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Jul 22, 2019

Description by OLDIES.com:

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but obtaining that knowledge is even more dangerous for a Civil War spy. Marion Davies portrays the Union agent codenamed Operator 13, whose work behind enemy lines grows more precarious when she violates the first rule of espionage: never fall in love with the enemy.

The fact that Gary Cooper - tall, handsome and striding into career greatness - plays the Confederate officer she falls for certainly helps explain the operative's vulnerability. He and Davies (who three years later left movies for the splendor of the San Simeon estate she shared with William Randolph Hearst) both earned critical plaudits, as did the film's battlefield sequences between the clashing Blue and Gray."

Product Description:

If you can accept blonde, blue-eyed Marion Davies disguising herself in blackface, chances are you'll swallow the rest of OPERATOR 13. Davies plays a Belle Boyd-like actress who agrees to become a Northern spy during the Civil War. She assumes the identity of an octoroon servant and heads into Southern territory. Marion meets dashing Confederate captain Gary Cooper, and instantly falls in love with him. Later, she assumes the disguise of a Southern belle to prevent Cooper from recruiting Southern sympathizers in the north. This time Cooper falls for Davies, which makes it hard for her to carry out her mission. After several more reels of espionage and romantic interludes, including a gently kinky sequence in which Cooper and Davies are handcuffed together, the lovers part company, promising to meet again when the war is over.


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  • Sales Rank: 35,157
  • UPC: 883316167687
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