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Strange Boarders (1938)

Pre-war intelligence man Tommy Blythe interrupts his honeymoon to investigate the discovery of vital Air Ministry blueprints on a woman killed in a London road accident. The trail leads to ... See full summary »

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(as S. Gilliat), (novel) (as E.P. Oppenheim) | 1 more credit »
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Tom Walls ...
Tommy Blythe
Renée Saint-Cyr ...
Louise Blythe
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Elsie
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Barstow
C.V. France ...
Col. Lionel Anstruther
Nina Boucicault ...
Mrs. Anstruther
Leon M. Lion ...
Luke
C. Denier Warren ...
Fry
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Mrs. Dewar
Marda Vanne ...
Mrs. Greatorex
Arthur Goullet ...
Senor Torres
George Curzon ...
Sir Charles
Bryan Powley ...
George Gateshead
Tyrell Davis ...
Hayes (as Tyrrell Davis)
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Miss Pitter
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Pre-war intelligence man Tommy Blythe interrupts his honeymoon to investigate the discovery of vital Air Ministry blueprints on a woman killed in a London road accident. The trail leads to a boarding house in Notting Hill and its varied tenants. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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1 August 1938 (USA)  »

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Detektivens Bryllupsnat  »

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Swing Patrol
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Music by Clive Erard
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A superb mystery
22 June 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The movie starts with an old woman being run down by a bus and killed. She has no identification and a search of her bag leads to the discovery of some top secret blueprints, and Tommy Blythe ("Bullock") must take time out from his honeymoon to investigate this. He arrives at a boarding house and discovers the spy racket operating within, and is most surprised to find out who the mysterious "Mr. Smith" is. His wife Louise ("Heffer") tags along to both help and hinder him. All up a very fast paced movie, you can't even pause to blink! Finest performance must go to a young Googie Withers as Elsie, the maid, and the funniest scene by far when Tommy and Louise are struggling with her in the taxi, trying to gag her with her own stockings. Highly recommended! 9/10.


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