1944. In World War II drama Secret Command, Carole is Jill McGann, a secret agent who goes undercover to expose a deadly plot. Sam Gallagher, who pretends to be her husband while they search for spies at a ship-building plant, is played by Pat O’Brien. Pat is also one of the movie’s producers and it is at his request that Carole is his co-star. In the autumn he will travel with Jinx Falkenburg and other stars on a hair-raising USO tour that will take in China, Burma (Myanmar) and India. The costumes for the film, including presumably this gown, are designed by Jean Louis.
A caption on the back of the photo reads:
COLUMBIA STUDIOS, HOLLYWOOD
BLONDE AND BEAUTIFUL .. Carole Landis goes in for rough and ready dramatics as a special agent with Pat O’Brien, unearthing a sabotage in “Pilebuck” [the film’s working title], the Terneen production at Columbia, in which she and O’Brien are starred.
Photo by Eddie Cronenweth.