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Secret Mission (1942)

 -  Drama | War  -  5 October 1942 (UK)
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In this World War II suspense thriller, three British spies and a French resistance fighter sneak into occupied France to gather infor- mation about the German forces for a planned invasion.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Williams ...
Major Peter Garnett
Carla Lehmann ...
Michèle de Carnot
Roland Culver ...
Captain Red Gowan
...
Private Nobby Clark
...
Raoul de Carnot
Nancy Price ...
Violette - Michèle's housekeeper
Karel Stepanek ...
Major Lang
Fritz Wendhausen ...
General von Reichman (as F.R. Wendhausen)
Betty Warren ...
Lulu Clark
Percy Walsh ...
Monsieur Fayolle
Anita Gombault ...
Estelle Fayolle
Nicholas Stuart ...
Captain Mackenzie
John Salew ...
Hauptmann Grune
Yvonne Andre ...
Martine - the money collector
David Page ...
René de Carnot- the little boy
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In this World War II suspense thriller, three British spies and a French resistance fighter sneak into occupied France to gather infor- mation about the German forces for a planned invasion.

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5 October 1942 (UK)  »

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Service secret  »

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When the landing craft is seen coming to collect them from the beach, there is a shadow of another landing craft in the lower left corner of the screen. See more »

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Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (1999) See more »

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Cantata No.147: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
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Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
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You stewpid woman....
3 August 2009 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I'm sure that viewed during the war it was taken seriously but viewed today, with a critical eye, and I don't mean an aesthetic eye, its absurdity is what is called camp. It was only watching this film that I realized that the British TV series 'allo! 'allo! (1982-1992) was a broad parody. The central characters are two veddy veddy British chaps in trench coats wandering around in and out of the woods. Always in their trench coats. There's the cafe run by a Cockney in a beret always at odds with his wife. All we need is for the local flick to drop by and say "Good moaning". Even though people took this seriously at the time it boggles the mind to think people could really believe espionage

was actually conducted this way. For fans of the TV series this is a must not miss. I just wonder how stoned Croft and Lloyd were after seeing this film on TV 30+ years after having seen it in a West End cinema and realizing how absurd it all was and how they didn't notice 30 years before.


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