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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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common British WW II story, 20 December 2010
Author: ksf-2 from southwest US

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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