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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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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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