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Foreign Correspondent (1940)

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Johnny Jones is an action reporter on a New York newspaper. The editor appoints him European correspondent because he is fed up with the dry, reports he currently gets. Jones' first assignment is to get the inside story on a secret treaty agreed between two European countries by the famous diplomat, Mr. Van Meer. However things don't go to plan and Jones enlists the help of a young woman to help track down a group of spies. (© IMDB)


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In November 1939, the Los Angeles Times reported that Ingrid Bergman, who had recently signed to David O. Selznick, would be taking a lead role in the film.[1]

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3109.gif Foreign Correspondent (1940) - Criterion Collection (Blu-ray, USA, 2014)
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3108.gif Correspondant 17 (1940) - Studio Canal (France, 2008)
R2 PAL 1.33:1
3107.gif Correspondant 17 (1940) - Studio Canal (France, 2005) - part of a box set
PAL 1.33:1 [01:43:32]

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  1. "'Personal History' Due to Capture Bergman" in Los Angeles Times (20/Nov/1939).
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