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Unpublished Story (1942)

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



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Complete credited cast:
Bob Randall
Carol Bennett
Basil Radford ...
Roland Culver ...
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Miles Malleson ...
George Carney ...
Frederick Cooper ...
George Thorpe ...
Major Edwards
Renee Gadd ...
Miss Hartley
Claude Bailey ...
George Roddington
Ronald Shiner ...
Wally Patch ...
Taxi driver at Victoria Station


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

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Release Date:

10 August 1942 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Alta Espionagem  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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common British WW II story
20 December 2010 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

One of the films made by Two Cities Films in the 1940s and 1950s, this is a mostly, well-done story of newspaper reporters running into fifth-columnists within their midst in Britain during WW II. The editor of the paper and some other characters say some silly lines, but they can be overlooked. Richard Greene, Valerie Hobson, and Basil Radford star in this predictable spy thriller, showing the realities of bombed out London, although much of it is a background screen projection. The plot brings up the usual "Do we fight back or acquiesce?" wartime debate.

Hobson had played Elizabeth in Bride of Frankenstein with the master B. Karloff in 1935. Greene was Sir Henry Baskerville opposite Basil Rathbone prior to "Unpublished...", and would later play Robin Hood in the British TV series for several years. Two Cities Films was part by the Rank Organization, which made films for many years. The Rank Organization would later be turned into a casino operator, which is still operating as a public company in England. Another interesting tidbit is Hobson's marriage to producer/writer Anthoney Havelock-Allen; she appears to have met and married him in 1939, and made nine films together. Sadly, they divorced in 1952, and she only made a couple more films after that...

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