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Spy for 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.

Spy of Napoleon
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byEmmuska Orczy (novel)
Fred V. Merrick
L. du Garde Peach
Harold Simpson
StarringRichard Barthelmess
Dolly Haas
Frank Vosper
Francis L. Sullivan
Music byW.L. Trytel
CinematographyCurt Courant
Edited byJack Harris
Release date
  • 9 September 1936 (1936-09-09)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



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 who he suspects of wanting to overthrow him.[1]



  1. ^ "Spy of Napoleon (1936) | BFI". Retrieved 14 December 2016.

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