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The Secret Four (1939)

The Four Just Men (original title)
Approved | | Thriller, Drama, Mystery | 21 April 1940 (USA)
The Four Men of the title are British WWI veterans who decide to work secretly against enemies of the country. They aren't above a bit of murder or sabotage to serve their ends, but they ... See full summary »

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Hugh Sinclair ...
Griffith Jones ...
James Brodie
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Frank Lawton ...
James Terry
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Ann Lodge
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Sir Hamar Ryman M.P.
Basil Sydney ...
Frank Snell
Lydia Sherwood ...
Myra Hastings
Edward Chapman ...
B.J. Burrell
Athole Stewart ...
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George Merritt ...
Inspector Falmouth
Garry Marsh ...
Bill Grant
Ellaline Terriss ...
Lady Willoughby
Roland Pertwee ...
Mr Hastings
Eliot Makeham ...
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The Four Men of the title are British WWI veterans who decide to work secretly against enemies of the country. They aren't above a bit of murder or sabotage to serve their ends, but they consider themselves to be true patriots. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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"We strike tonight!" (1940 USA changed-title poster)


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13 April 2009 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I don't tend to spend time having a go at other reviewers on this site as we are all entitled to our opinions.however how on earth can you post a review on a film when you have never seen it.Also to say that Edgar Wallace is forgotten is to say the least controversial,given his contribution ,if any,to King Kong.The thing about Wallace is that he knew when he was on to a good thing.Unknown masterminds.killing.robbing,a law unto themselves.The Frog,The squeaker etc.If a formula works then just use it again.Here Michael Balcon reuses it just as the country is on the verge of war.At the beginning of the film,the identity of the captors is not revealed.however the film ends with a climactic speech aimed fairly and squarly at Hitler.. So this film starts out as a political thriller and ends up as a morale boosting flag waver.


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