Why does movie title disturb Set?

Front page of Le Petit Parisien, December 2, 1933

Shortly after arriving in Paris, Set reads a local newspaper, Le Petit Parisien. The cinema listings catch his eye. Later, he realizes that the cinema, the Élysées-Gaumont is not far from his hotel. Instead of checking the newspaper again, he makes his way down the Champs-Élysées and stands in front of the cinema.

The film showing is I was a Spy. This discovery has a curious effect on Set.

I was a Spy was released in 1933. It was directed by Victor Saville and starred Madeleine Carroll, Herbert Marshall and Conrad Veidt. Based on a 1932 memoir by Marthe Cnockaert, the film is about a Belgian woman who nurses injured German soldiers during World War I while passing intelligence to the British.


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