A British spy helps prisoners of war destroy Germans' secret tunnels.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Col. Duncan Grant
George Merritt ...
Ulrich Muller
C.M. Hallard ...
Frederick Lloyd ...
Col. Jervois
B. Gregory ...
Flight Commander Mayne
Mary Jerrold ...
Frau Muller
Rosa Hartmann
Clifford Heatherley ...
Austin Trevor ...
Captain of Military Police
Norah Howard ...
Lady of the Town
Cameron Carr ...
Otto Cedern
Milton Rosmer ...
President of Court Martial
Alfred Drayton ...
Charles Paton ...
Defence Counsel
Wilhelm König ...
Prison Commandant


A British spy helps prisoners of war destroy Germans' secret tunnels.

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Release Date:

15 March 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contra-Espionagem  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Saville Row
7 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

An early Victor Saville entry with no hint of song or dance let alone Jesse Matthews. It is in fact a sort of Ashenden-lite, a'spy' story set in the first World War, a conflict in which Saville himself was a participant. Brian Aherne learns from a dying German about something called the W plan, reports it to his superiors, and is sent to obtain what details he can from the mother of the dead man. By a coincidence known only to screenwriters his own finance, Madeleine Carroll is a guest at the house but before you can say 'your papers, plizz' Aherne has been rumbled and sent to that place where all good - or in an inept sense of the word, bad spies go. From then on it's a case of will he be able to foil the cunning German plan. You REALLY don't know the answer.

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