Inept Secret Agent on a job in the South of France is followed by his suspicious wife. She masquerades as a maid and chaos ensues.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hulbert ...
Jack Millett
Cicely Courtneidge ...
Kay Millett
Austin Trevor ...
Boris Vladimir
Leonora Corbett ...
Carole Markoff
Cecil Parker ...
Sir Jeffrey Arlington
Anthony Hayes ...
Charles Oliver ...
H.F. Maltby ...
Colonel Sheepshanks
Mary Barton ...
Mrs. Sheepshanks
Myrette Morven ...
Miss Stevens
Paul Sheridan
Roddy Hughes ...
Film Director
John Robinson ...
Performer (as John Robinson and The Rhythm Brothers)
Don Marino Baretto ...
Band Leader (as Don Marino Baretto and His Rhumba Music)


Inept Secret Agent on a job in the South of France is followed by his suspicious wife. She masquerades as a maid and chaos ensues.

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Adventure | Comedy


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Release Date:

1 September 1940 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Intriga aérea  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This is one of about three dozen British films picked up by CBS in 1949 for television presentation; in Los Angeles its initial telecast took place Saturday 6 August 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11), and in New York City Saturday 17 September 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2). Since this title had never been shown theatrically in the USA, these showings also constituted its USA premiere. See more »


Tiger Rag
Written by Nick LaRocca, Edwin B. Edwards, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro, and Larry Shields (aka The Original Dixieland Jazz Band)
Performed by Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge and others
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swansong for the team
27 August 2007 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This was the last starring vehicle for Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge.After this with the exception of the odd solo role on the screen the rest of their careers was spent on the stage and in cabaret.It is hardly surprising when you view this film.The humour is forced and the musical numbers though entertaining are often photographed as if they were in a theatre.It also has to be said that a little of Cic and Jack goes a very long way.Jack always seemed to come across as an amiable buffer who won through despite his characters inadequacies.However Cic just overwhelms everyone else and every thing else on screen at the same time as her.She is totally overpowering,the problem is that she is just not funny,and neither is this film.

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