What town was the windmill located in that was featured in the 1940 movie "Foreign Correspondent"?
#97277. Asked by carrie100. (Jul 05 08 7:45 PM)
Amsterdam -- In California, the sets (overseen by production designer William Cameron Menzies and art director Alexander Golitzen) included a reconstruction of London's Waterloo Station with hundreds of extras in tailored clothes; a ten-acre replica of Amsterdam, including a town square (with "rain" provided thanks to a diversion of the Colorado River); full-scale windmills, one with complete internal gearing; and a transatlantic Clipper plane wrecked in a massive studio tank. |
Here is a precis:
His first assignment involves a luncheon sponsored by Stephen Fisher (Herbert Marshall), who is heading up a peace organization with the assistance of his idealistic daughter Carol (Laraine Day).
Carol and Jones don't hit it off at first, but before long the reporter winds up in Amsterdam, where he witnesses the assassination of a Dutch diplomat, Van Meer (Albert Bassermann). Joined by British reporter Scott ffolliott (George Sanders), Jones and Carol track the assassins to a desolated group of windmills, where Jones soon discovers that Van Meer is alive, held by a group of fifth columnists hoping to torture a secret treaty clause out of him.
Here is the classic scene in question:
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