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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 ...
Michele de Carnot
Roland Culver ...
Captain Red Gowan
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Private Nobby Clark
...
Raoul de Carnot
Nancy Price ...
Violette, housekeeper
Karel Stepanek ...
Major Lang
Fritz Wendhausen ...
General von Reichman (as F.R. Wendhausen)
Betty Warren ...
Lulu Clark
Percy Walsh ...
M. Fayolle
Anita Gombault ...
Estelle Fayolle
Nicholas Stuart ...
Captain Mackenzie
John Salew ...
Hauptmann Gruening
Yvonne Andre ...
Martine, money collector
David Page ...
Rene de Carnot, 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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La Marseillaise
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Music and Lyrics by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Heard during de Carnot's death scene
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A blend of wartime action, drama, comedy and romance.
22 September 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This otherwise routine propaganda piece, intended to lift spirits during the war, is redeemed by its focus on the personal effects of war. We can sympathize with the tough moral choices faced by the occupied French population, while we still have time for a laugh and a languid kiss before getting on with the serious business of outwitting the Nazis.


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