A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
A series of 19 musical and comedy "vaudeville" sketches presented in the form of a live broadcast hosted by Tommy Handley (as himself). There are two "running gags" which connect the ... See full summary »
During the first world war, novelist Edgar Brodie is sent to Switzerland by the Intelligence Service. He has to kill a German agent. During the mission he meets a fake general first and then Elsa Carrington who helps him in his duty. Written by
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This was Michael Redgrave's film debut. He played the part of an Army Captain and appears in two scenes. The first is near the beginning of the film when he appears at the end of the scene between Ashenden and R. He also appears near the end of the film when he is introduced to Colonel Anderson in the sauna. See more »
Though the film is set in 1916, fashion, hairstyles and set decoration are contemporary of 1936. See more »
Oh, I'm to have an assistant, am I?
Yes, and in the circumstances, a very useful one. We call him the "Hairless Mexican".
Well, chiefly because he's got a lot of curly hair and isn't a Mexican. You can call him The General. He isn't a general, but he'll appreciate the compliment.
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Spies story with suspense and romance by the master of thriller
This espionage film concerns about Ashenden(John Gielgud),a secret agent is sent Switzerland to kill an unknown enemy spy.There he deals with various personages,as a quirky Mejican general(Peter Lorre),a smart gentleman(Robert Young) and a gorgeous woman(Madeleine Carrol) who pose as his wife, causing the classic loving triangle(Gielgud,Carrol,Young).The movie is based on Somerset Maughan's book titled: Ashenden.
The picture blends action,love story,comedy,adventures,thriller,suspense and is quite entertained . Hitchcock said which as the film is developed in Switzerland,it's plenty of typical elements as : folkloric dances,the Alpes,lagoons and a chocolate factory .Besides contains the usual Hitch's touches as the elegant,intelligent baddie(repeating in posterior films as James Mason in ¨North by Northwest¨),the enticing blonde(as later Grace Kelly,Kim Novak),the filming into the train(a vehicle very agreeable for the director).It's an uneven movie and Hitch wasn't proud but had excessive irony as he said in the famous interview with Francois Truffaut. Rating : Good,well worth watching.The motion picture will like to Hitchcock fans.Essential and indispensable seeing for Hitch lovers.
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