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Foreign Correspondent

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Correspondent_(film)

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In 1939, just before World War II, John Jones is sent by his American newspaper to Europe to report on the conditions there. He plans to meet Van Meer, leader of the Universal Peace Party, at an event hosted by Fisher, but the man disappears. Jones then goes to Amsterdam where Van Meer is speaking at another event, but the diplomat is killed in front of Jones. The latter chases the killer in a car driven by Scott ffolliott and his friend Carol Fisher to the countryside but they lose track of the killer. While the two other leave to fetch the police, Jones eventually finds the killer hidden in a windmill where the real Van Meer is kept prisoner and drugged, soon to be taken by plane to another country. When the police arrives, all traces of the criminal have disappeared an nobody believes Jones's story. Back at his hotel in Amsterdam, Jones escape a kidnapping by leaving with Carol to London, where they are helped by Carol's father. Alas, the man is a member of the conspiracy and tries to get Jones killed. Jones then takes Carol to Cambridge, simulating a kidnapping in order to force Fisher to reveal Van Meer's location. Romantic misunderstanding ensues, and Carol drives back to her father in London. As the plan has failed, ffolliott tails Fisher to the place where Van Meer is being interrogated but he is is taken prisoner. He manages to escape, but not before Van Meer has revealed a secret provision in an treaty that would help Germany in the war. The next day, France and Britain declare war on Germany. Jones and ffolliott follow Fisher and Carol on a flying boat to America. A telegram informs Fisher that Van Meer has recovered and identified Fisher as his kidnapper. He confesses his treason to his daughter just before the plane is shot by a German destroyer and crashes in the ocean. Fisher sacrifices himself so that the others may live. The survivors are rescued by an American ship, her captain refuses to let them report their stories. Jones nonetheless manages to phone his story to his newspaper. Jones and Carol return to England and he becomes a successful war correspondent.

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