IA #97: The Adventures of Tartu (1943)

 The Adventures of Tartu (1943) on IMDb

In this period spy drama, British Captain Terence Stevenson (Robert Donat) is parachuted into Romania and pretends to work for the enemy so he can steal the formula of a new Nazi poison gas and blow up the chemical plant where it is being manufactured.

This film, called Sabotage Agent in the UK, was the first MGM-British production in two years, with an American director but an all-British cast, and it featured a captured bomber with Luftwaffe markings. Donat’s riveting performance propels The Adventures of Tartu into the Internet Archive Top 100.