Although the scar of blacklisting from the Second Red Scare tainted his career near the end of his life, Irving Pichel should be noted as one of the few who have found success as both an actor and director in Hollywood. After spending much of the 1930’s as a character actor, he moved more and more into the director’s chair – following a notable debut earlier in the decade with The Most Dangerous Game (1932) – in the 1940’s with films like The Pied Piper (1942), A Medal for Benny (1945), The Bride Wore Boots (1946) and later – one of the first Technicolor science fiction movies – Destination Moon (1950). However, he made a name for himself with several WWII themed movies as a director, which O.S.S. is among them. Previously released on MOD DVD by Universal, Kino has licensed the movie for its Blu-ray debut.
Released: 26 May 1946
Runtime: 108 min