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Richard Francis Heritage
Joyce Howard ...
Laura Verity
Tom Walls ...
Christopher Child
Phyllis Stanley ...
Lily Bernard
Edward Rigby ...
Mansel
Ronald Ward ...
Carter
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Karel Stepanek ...
Riccardo
Betty Warren ...
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Walter Crisham ...
Charlie
George Robey ...
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Ronald Chesney ...
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Bobby
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Brefni O'Rorke ...
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A Royal navy Commander is tricked by a pretty girl who is working for the Nazis. She tricks him into revealing some military secrets and he is court martial. He vows to track her and her accomplices down. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Young James Mason in an espionage story
4 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The career that James Mason had before being discovered by Hollywood was quite prolific. Thanks to TCM, audiences have had the opportunity to see some of his British films. This one, "They Met in the Dark," is a 1943 noir, and has both elements of drama and humor. The film begins with a trial, after which, found guilty of treason, Richard Heritage (Mason) is stripped of rank and thrown out of the Navy. He sets out, with one of his crew who believes in him, to prove his innocence. He backtracks, repeating his actions from the day he was arrested.

He finds one woman (Patricia Medina) dead, another woman (Joyce Howard) positive that he had something to do with it, and a talent agent (Tom Walls) who has some interesting acts on his roster as well as a sophisticated singer (Phyllis Stanley).

Mason is handsome, elegant, and vital in the lead role. He handles the lighter moments very well and has lots of charm. It's easy to see why he eventually went to Hollywood. Stanley does some nice singing, and Ronald Chesney plays a great harmonica.

Different and enjoyable, with a good plot and British atmosphere that will keep the viewer interested.


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