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John Watt (from an original story by) and
Max Kester (from an original story by)
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Release Date:
24 May 1941 (UK) See more »
Charters and Caldicott, touring in the Near East, are mistaken for German agents and handed in error a gramophone record which contains vital information for Britain's enemies. | Add synopsis »
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Very British "road movie" as much fun as any later made by Hope & Crosby See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)
Basil Radford ... Charters
Naunton Wayne ... Caldicott
Greta Gynt ... La Palermo
Charles Oliver ... Sheik
Gordon McLeod ... Rossenger

Abraham Sofaer ... Ali
Bernard Rebel ... Klacken
Cyril Gardiner ... K.7.
Leo de Pokorny ... Hotel Manager
Morris Harvey ... Waiter
Noel Hood ... Edith Charters
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cyril Chamberlain ... American (uncredited)

Finlay Currie ... Tourist on Desert Bus (uncredited)
Peter Gawthorne ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Andreas Malandrinos ... Nightclub Manager (uncredited)

Patricia Medina ... Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
Jack Melford ... Desert Bus Tour Guide (uncredited)
Charles Rolfe ... Manservant at Castle (uncredited)
Bill Shine ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Directed by
John Baxter 
Writing credits
John Watt (from an original story by) and
Max Kester (from an original story by)

Barbara K. Emary  adaptation (uncredited)
Sidney Gilliat  characters (uncredited)
Frank Launder  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
John Baxter .... producer
Original Music by
Kennedy Russell 
Cinematography by
James Wilson (photography)
Film Editing by
Michael C. Chorlton (editing)
Production Management
John Corfield .... executive in charge of production
Wallace Orton .... production manager
Art Department
Duncan Sutherland .... settings
Sound Department
Harold V. King .... recording (as Harold King)
Music Department
Kennedy Russell .... conductor (uncredited)
Other crew
Lance Comfort .... technical supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

This film is featured on the 2-Disc Criterion Collection DVD re-release for The Lady Vanishes (1938).See more »
Charters:It's labeled 'bathroom'
Caldicott:But that's ridiculous! It should be labeled 'Bosporus'.
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Movie Connections:
Spin off from The Lady Vanishes (1938)See more »


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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Very British "road movie" as much fun as any later made by Hope & Crosby, 22 January 2009
Author: herbqedi from New York, NY

Coldecot & Charters ride again in a brisk romp through the desert and Europe. The production values are strictly "B-" but that's all part of the fun. Greta Gynt, sings well, acts well, and is gorgeous as the femme fatale who is some sort of agent - but for which side? The other supporting roles are also quite well played. Coldecot's fiancé is very funny in each of her scenes. My favorite scene is when Charters accidentally knocks a fellow he had presumed to be Charters into the Bosperous straits as a door in their hotel marked bathroom is really a deathtrap leading to the water below. Coldecot argues that the door should be marked Bosperous, not bathroom. That type of humour abounds throughout - taking the absurd and the dangerous in stride and bantering about it as if it were normal. I found this movie a lot of fun and a highly enjoyable way to spend my time.

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