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Shadows of the Underworld (1939)

This Man in Paris (original title)
A British reporter and his wife, on vacation in Paris, run into a gang of counterfeiters.

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David MacDonald
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Cast

Cast overview:
Barry K. Barnes Barry K. Barnes ... Simon Drake
Valerie Hobson ... Pat Drake
Alastair Sim ... Macgregor
Edward Lexy ... Holly
Garry Marsh ... Sergeant Bright
Max Michel Max Michel ... Emile Beranger
Mona Goya ... Torch Bernal
Anthony Shaw Anthony Shaw ... General Craysham
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Swindon
Charles Oliver ... Gaston
Paul Sheridan Paul Sheridan ... Reception Clerk
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A British reporter and his wife, on vacation in Paris, run into a gang of counterfeiters.

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Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadows of the Underworld See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pinebrook Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in The First Days (1939) See more »

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This man is unenthusiastic
13 March 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film was made in the wake of the success of This Man Is News.Whilst the first film has been widely shown I cannot remember having seen this before.I hadn't missed much.The plot revolves around forging of pound notes in Paris.English detectives are involved with Garry Marsh playing the comedy sidekick.Barnes is a journalist for a continental edition of an English paper whose editor,Alistair SIM tears out what little hair he has.The production is not particularly good with most of the money having been spent on Valerie Gibson's coiffure and couture.Indeed her hair and dresses seem to change every scene.They were going to do a third but wisely abandoned the idea.


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