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Unpublished Story (1942)

Journalists investigate German fifth columnists as London burns in the blitz.

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Bob Randall
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Carol Bennett
Basil Radford ...
Lamb
Roland Culver ...
Stannard
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Denton
Miles Malleson ...
Farmfield
George Carney ...
Landlord
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Marchand
Frederick Cooper ...
Trapes
George Thorpe ...
Major Edwards
Renee Gadd ...
Miss Hartley
Claude Bailey ...
George Roddington
Ronald Shiner ...
Agitator
Wally Patch ...
Taxi driver at Victoria Station
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Journalists investigate German fifth columnists as London burns in the blitz.

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10 August 1942 (UK)  »

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Alta Espionagem  »

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Jiggery-pokery in the orbit of Uranus
19 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Reporter Richard Greene (Randall) returns from Dunkirk and heads straight to his newspaper HQ to tell the story. He is motivated to get the truth to the public and cannot abide peace sympathisers such as the "People for Peace" movement who he wants to expose. However, this group seems to have an ulterior motive. Valerie Hobson (Carol) is a rookie reporter who joins him in his adventures.

Well, it's all rather boring. The accents are quite difficult to understand – you have to adjust yourself to the rapid plumy diction. What on earth are they saying? The Scottish bloke speaks the most clearly! Once you get over this you wait for a plot but after about 50 minutes there still isn't anything going on. It's a film about reporters during WW2 but no strong lead story. What is this film about? Worse, we have to follow proceedings as led by the thoroughly dislikable Richard Greene. The rest of the cast also fall flat apart from Valerie Hobson. You spend a lot of this film waiting for something to happen and daydreaming about better things.


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