Spy of Napoleon

Spy of Napoleon is a 1936 British historical drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Richard Barthelmess, Dolly Haas, Frank Vosper, Henry Oscar and James Carew. It is based on the 1934 novel A Spy of Napoleon by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, best known for writing The Scarlet Pimpernel.


An illegitimate daughter of Louis Napoleon is taken on as an agent by Napoleon III, ruler of France, who wishes her to spy on the aristocracy whom he suspects of wanting to overthrow him.

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    contentLocation France
    director Maurice Elvey
    editor Jack Harris
    genre drama historical
    keywords louis napoleon napoleon iii
    musicBy William Trytel
    producer Julius Hagen
    productionCompany Twickenham Studios
    theme war