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10 August 1942 (UK) See more »
Journalists investigate German fifth columnists as London burns in the blitz. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Richard Greene ... Bob Randall

Valerie Hobson ... Carol Bennett
Basil Radford ... Lamb
Roland Culver ... Stannard
Brefni O'Rorke ... Denton
Miles Malleson ... Farmfield
George Carney ... Landlord

Muriel George ... Landlady

André Morell ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Cozens ... (uncredited)

John Longden ... Metcalf (uncredited)
Aubrey Mallalieu ... Warden (uncredited)
Edie Martin ... Mrs. Duncan (uncredited)
Henry Morrell ... Wigmore (uncredited)
John Ojerholm ... American newspaper man (uncredited)
Tony Quinn ... Lance Corporal (uncredited)
Anthony Shaw ... Mr. Hayter (uncredited)
John Slater ... Code soldier (uncredited)
Townsend Whitling ... (uncredited)
D.J. Williams ... Mr. Robinson (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold French 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anatole de Grunwald 
Sidney Gilliat  uncredited
Anthony Havelock-Allan  story
Patrick Kirwan 
Allan MacKinnon  story
Lesley Storm 

Produced by
Anthony Havelock-Allan .... producer
Theo Lageard .... associate producer
Original Music by
Nicholas Brodszky 
Marr Mackie (uncredited)
Clifton Parker (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Bernard Knowles 
Film Editing by
Vera Campbell 
Art Direction by
Carmen Dillon 
Production Management
Herbert Smith .... executive in charge of production
Theo Lageard .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Anderson .... assistant director
Sound Department
John Cook .... sound
A.W. Watkins .... recording director
Camera and Electrical Department
Cyril J. Knowles .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Reginald Beck .... editorial supervisor

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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2005)


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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Worthwhile Viewing, 24 April 2004
Author: JHC3 from Seattle, Washington

British war correspondent Bob Randall (Greene) personally witnesses the Allied defeat in France in May of 1940. After a harrowing experience, he is fortunate to be evacuated to England. He immediately resumes his position as a reporter

for a major London newspaper.

While reporting daily news events, he discovers a society of pacifists, the

People for Peace. Bob is incensed by this group, believing their activities are defeatist and are only advancing the Nazi cause. Unknown to the public, this group has been infiltrated by German agents who manipulate the society to sow despair among the British people.

As the Germans bomb British cities, Bob makes it his personal mission to report on the activities of this group. He finds opposition among reporters who want free speech and British censors who, for security reasons, don't want the story published. Bob is eventually joined by another reporter, Carol Bennett

(Hobson), who helps expose the enemy in their midst.

This well made wartime film includes elements of quiet and very effective

humor. This offsets the grim nature of war against the civilian population of London. Recommended.

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