In April 1939 Commander Victor 'Pug' Henry and his wife Rhoda set sail for Europe where he is to take up his post as a Naval Attache at the U.S Embassy in Berlin. Aboard ship, they meet General Von Roon and Pamela Tudsbury, who is traveling with her journalist father. Their youngest son Byron is traveling around Europe while oldest son Warren is also in the Navy learning to become an aviator; daughter Madeleine is left on her own in New York and as soon as her parents leave, starts looking for a job. In Italy, Byron meets the lovely Nathalie Jastrow who is living with her uncle Aaron. At the end of August 1939 she decides to visit her boyfriend, Leslie Slote, at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and Byron decides to tag along.
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The exterior scenes of Hitler's Reich Chancellery in the opening scenes were actually filmed at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. See more
When Pug and Rhoda leave for Berline in the "Bremen", the ship is shown sailing out of New York Harbour, with red painted funnels. The "Bremen" had yellow funnels. This is postwar footage of the "Europa", sister ship to the "Bremen". After the war, it was handed over to the French Line and the funnels were painted red, as was company standard. See more
Serendade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525 Eine kleine Nachtmusik I. Allegro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart See more