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Night Boat to Dublin (1946)

Approved | | Thriller | 1 April 1946 (UK)
The allies plan to rescue a Swedish atomic scientist from under the noses of the Nazis.
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Capt. David Grant
Raymond Lovell ...
Paul Faber
Guy Middleton ...
Capt. Tony Hunter
Muriel Pavlow ...
Marion Decker
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John Ruddock ...
Bowman
Martin Miller ...
Prof. Hansen
Brenda Bruce ...
Lily Leggett
Gerald Case ...
Inspector Emerson
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Lt. Allen (as Julian Dallas)
Leslie Dwyer ...
George Leggett
Valentine Dyall ...
Sir George Bell
Derek Elphinstone ...
Naval Surgeon
Bruce Gordon ...
Hood
Marius Goring ...
Frederick Jannings
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The allies plan to rescue a Swedish atomic scientist from under the noses of the Nazis.

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Fast-paced wartime espionage yarn
6 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Robert Newton plays an MI5 man who infiltrates a gang of Nazi agents involved in the capture of a Swedish scientist whose work on developing the Atom bomb is being smuggled out via neutral Ireland. The eponymous night boat plays an important part in the early part of the story though most of the film takes place in England.

Not a film of any great depth, its intricate plot and considerable amount of dialogue is directed with speed and skill by Lawrence Huntington, adroitly steering around several implausibilities in the plot. There are likable performances from Robert Newton, and the admirable Raymond Lovell, who seemed to appear in every other 1940s British film, gives a typically urbane performance as the chief villain; John Ruddock is creepily sinister as his secretary. Newton is assisted by the jaunty Guy Middleton, and the pair get away with several double entendres.

With superb black and white photography by Otto Heller, it's a ripping yarn from a bygone age of trilby hats, clipped accents, and British pluck.


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