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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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  (in credits order)
Basil Radford ... Charters
Naunton Wayne ... Caldicott
Greta Gynt ... La Palermo

Abraham Sofaer ... Ali
Charles Oliver ... Sheik
Gordon McLeod ... Rossenger
Bernard Rebel ... Klacken
Cyril Gardiner ... K.7.
Morris Harvey ... Waiter
Noel Hood ... Edith Charters
Leo de Pokorny ... Hotel Manager
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
(in alphabetical order)
Barbara K. Emary  adaptation (uncredited)
Sidney Gilliat  characters (uncredited)
Max Kester  original story
Frank Launder  characters (uncredited)
John Watt  original story

Produced by
John Baxter .... producer
Original Music by
Kennedy Russell 
Cinematography by
James Wilson 
Film Editing by
Michael C. Chorlton 
Production Management
John Corfield .... executive in charge of production
Wallace Orton .... production manager
Art Department
Duncan Sutherland .... settings
Sound Department
Harold V. King .... sound recordist (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?

Film adaptation of a BBC radio serial.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 17 people found the following review useful.
A Classic that should be on Video, 6 June 2001
Author: trev-11 ( from (Morecambe, England)

After the Lady Vanishes (1938) Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne reprised

their roles as the cricket mad rather inept upper class Englishmen Charters and Caldicott. They bumble through Europe their stiff accents and manners getting themselves into trouble and rubbing people up the wrong way. They are on a

Railway Station and they stop to show respect to the Ruritanian states national anthem. They stand rigid to all 23 verses which no one else takes any notice of and miss the train. They set out to conquor a mountain and they get covered in muck have all sorts of accidents but eventually the British bulldog comes out and they get there. Turning the corner at the summit they find a road and they follow it until they come to a sign. Getting out the phrase book it is deciphered as Bus Stop and just then it draws up. The road went up the other side of the mountain. Hilarious if only to look at Charters and Caldicott's deadpan

expressions. Charters and Caldicott reprised the roles twice more in the Night Train to Munich which returns to spies and Millions like us a wartime morale

boosting film.

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