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1936 Peugeot 402 L Taxi

1936 Peugeot 402 L Taxi in Invisible Agent, Movie, 1942 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: FR

1936 Peugeot 402 L Taxi

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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bref FR

2008-03-26 21:21

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1936 402 L Taxi
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Ingo DE

2008-03-26 22:24

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A British pub with a German name in 1942? Or shall this be in Germany? But York is not in Germany.

chris40 UK

2008-03-26 22:25

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I'd have thought 402L taxis were a bit thin on the ground either in York or Germany :)

Ingo DE

2008-03-26 22:32

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This is the second point.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2008-03-26 22:33

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Perhaps "York" is the name of the exchange.

chris40 UK

2008-03-26 22:46

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But in Germany I'd expect it to be spelled 'Yorck', as in the Generalfeldmarschall ... :D

Kooshmeister US

2008-03-27 15:06

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Just FYI, the bulk of the movie is set in Berlin, so that's a German pub there and all of the vehicles submitted are used by the Germans (except for the hearse which is used by Japanese agents).

Ingo DE

2008-03-28 21:40

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@Kooshmeister: I thought so, that the movie shall be set in Germany - but the style of the whole scene is not authentic, neither for Germany and especially not for Berlin.
So just the style of the window shows, that it's not in Germany. It looks more like British. And the style of the sign is British, too. Similar ones in Germany you can see -even decades ago- more the South and then only in ancient villages or small towns.

And finally: I've never seen a pub, neither in Germany or in other countries, where the phone-number is remarked on the logo!
Surely, Pizza-taxis or Chinese-take-away's are publishing their phone-numbers, but a pub or a guesthouse??

Gag Halfrunt UK

2008-03-28 21:49

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Just remember that this was filmed on a studio backlot, under wartime conditions. They had to make do with what they had. In fact, the US government imposed severe restrictions on how much timber and other materials could be used to build sets, so studios had to reuse scenery built for previous films.

Ingo DE

2008-03-28 21:57

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Yes, I thought about that, just the year of the make shows that.

But it doesn't matter, if it's a wartime-made movie or anyone other else: if ever a film-team tries to set a movie in annother country, than in that countriy, it was made in fact, they are always failing. Even today there are so many details still typical for a country, that you aren't able to change the totally for a movie.

Kooshmeister US

2008-05-04 01:41

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This is one of the single worst films made about World War II as far as authenticity goes, made by an American company during the actual war and thus lacking any German actors, shooting locations and vehicles. (It also isn't too good story-wise, either.)

Do I need to mention that all of the supposedly German characters in this film have British and/or American accents and they all speak perfect English? Heck, Peter Lorre is in it....as a Japanese guy! The costume designer also got the SS and the Gestapo mixed up, and has all of the "Gestapo" guys running around in black uniforms and officer's caps with the SS insignia. (And the "lots of officers" thing bugs me. The only time we see any actual enlisted men is when the hero first lands near "Berlin." After that, it's just a bunch of officers ordering even more officers around. Note the carload of guys in the pic with the unknown hearse for an example.)

Still, it's nothing to get in a tizzy about.

-- Last edit: 2008-05-04 01:43:15

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