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Yellow Canary (1943)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | 13 December 1943 (UK)
In the 1940's a woman is wrongfully accused of being a Nazi sympathizer and forced to move to Halifax, a city in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

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Cast

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Sally Maitland
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Lieutenant Commander Jim Garrick
Nova Pilbeam ...
Betty Maitland
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Capt. Jan Orlock
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Madame Orlock
George Thorpe ...
Colonel Charles Hargraves
Marjorie Fielding ...
Lady Maitland
Franklin Dyall ...
Captain Foster
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Mrs. Towcester
Claude Bailey ...
Major Fothergill
Sybille Binder ...
Madame Orlock's Attendant (as Sybilla Binder)
Valentine Dyall ...
German Commander
Cyril Fletcher ...
And Introducing Entertainer
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Storyline

In 1940 Sally Maitland is forced to leave England, ostracised as a Nazi sympathiser by everyone including her well-to-do family. On the ship to Halifax, Canada, she is courted by Polish aristocrat Jan Orloch and by awkward British navel intelligence officer Jimmy Garrick. She shows herself somewhat more amenable to Orloch's advances, and agrees to meet his mother in Halifax. Once there however, it becomes clear no-one is really who they say they are. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Contra-Espionagem  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Put her into Brixton jail with all the other 18Bs," says an annoyed lady diner on seeing Sally. This references Regulation 18B of the Defence (General) Regulations 1939, which allowed for those suspected of being Nazi sympathisers to be interned; some indeed being housed in HMP Brixton. See more »

Goofs

At the end Garrick mentions that the cigarette case with the swastika inside saved Sally's life when she was shot by the Nazi Orlock. However the cigarette case does not appear to be damaged. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Towcester: Wouldn't it be nice to do something violent?
[Ship passenger moments before tripping a German Officer]
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Crazy Credits

The MPPDA seal appears on the opening RKO Radio logo on the American print instead of its usual place in the credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Falls (1980) See more »

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Mediocre WW II story
14 May 2000 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This film is pretty typical of the WW II spy genre. Performances are okay but nothing special. Most of the story takes place in Canada, where the RCMP are responsible for catching enemy agents. The entire scenario is very easy to figure out so there are no real surprises as the various characters show their true loyalties. The ending is neatly wrapped up in a satisfying manner.


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