Myrna Loy landed her fist solo starring role in this unfortunately titled movie, which is much better than its box-office receipts would indicate. Loy plays a German heroine (a cinematic rarity in those days) modeled on the real woman known as Fraulein Doktor
, said to have ordered the
death of Mata Hari when she learned that her more celebrated fellow spy had fallen in love. The film begins in 1915, when Lionel Atwill, the no-nonsense chief of operations for the Kaiser's intelligence office, worries that the Allies have gained access to information about Germany's military
operations in the Dardanelles. In order to stem the flow of data, he orders his top op...