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They Met in the Dark (1943)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Commander Lippinscott
Karel Stepanek ...
Riccardo
Betty Warren ...
Fay
Walter Crisham ...
Charlie
George Robey ...
Pawnbroker
Ronald Chesney ...
Max, Mouth Harmonica Player
Peggy Dexter ...
Bobby
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Merchant Captain
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Detective Inspector Burrows
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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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1 November 1943 (UK)  »

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Contre-espionnage  »

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TODDLE ALONG
Music by Benjamin Frankel
Lyric by Moira Heath
Sung by Phyllis Stanley
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Is This a Remake Of "Let George Do It"?
9 February 2014 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This spy film seems to have used every cliché from spy films made earlier in World War 2.In particular it seems to have taken much of the story line of "Let George Do It".In particular it uses the encoding of messages into music.There is the fake court martial ling of Mason,the drugging of a signals officer and a spy ring in a port,and of course the obligatory missing corpse.All done in a most lacklustre fashion.At just over 90 minutes the story drags along.Compare it with Hitchcocks " Saboteur" made the same year in Hollywood.It looks as if the film was originally longer but was cut before release.i was looking forward to seeing George Robey but his scenes as a pawnbroker were obviously cut.I think that Mason should have based his character on Formby's so he could have ended the film with a cheerful "turned out nice again".


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