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Foreign Correspondent ()


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On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

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John Jones
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Carol Fisher
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Stephen Fisher
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Scott ffolliott
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Van Meer (as Albert Basserman)
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Stebbins
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Rowley
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Mr. Krug (as Eduardo Cianelli)
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Mr. Powers
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Tramp
Frances Carson ...
Mrs. Sprague
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Stiles
Charles Wagenheim ...
Assassin
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Latvian (as Edward Conrad)
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Bradley
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Dorine
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'Mohican' Captain
Roy Gordon ...
Mr. Brood
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Mrs. Benson
Marten Lamont ...
Captain (as Martin Lamont)
Barry Bernard ...
Steward
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Asst. Commissioner
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McKenna
John Burton ...
English Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samuel Adams ...
Van Meer's Impersonator (uncredited)
Meeka Aldrich ...
Donald's Wife (uncredited)
Jack Alfred ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Bunny Beatty ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Frank Benson ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Billy Bester ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Becky Bohanon ...
Sophie (uncredited)
Louis Borel ...
Capt. Lawson (uncredited)
Barbara Boudwin ...
Barmaid (uncredited)
Betty Bradley ...
Cousin Mary (uncredited)
Louise Brien ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
Ronald Brown ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
James Carlisle ...
Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
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Krug's Henchman at Windmill (uncredited)
George Cathrey ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ...
Committeeman (uncredited)
Ken Christy ...
Fake Dutch Detective (uncredited)
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Mr. Naismith (uncredited)
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Luncheon Waiter (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Harry Depp ...
Uncle Buren (uncredited)
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Fake Dutch Policeman (uncredited)
Carl Ekberg ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Mrs. Stiles (uncredited)
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Parking Valet (uncredited)
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Dutch Peasant (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Bill Gavier ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Jack George ...
Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ...
Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
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Hotel Valet (uncredited)
Richard Hammond ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
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Man with Newspaper on Street (uncredited)
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New York Globe Teletype Operator (uncredited)
Billy Horn ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Paul Irving ...
Dr. Williamson (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
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Toastmaster (uncredited)
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Jones' Sister (as Joan Brodel) (uncredited)
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Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
Gwendolyn Logan ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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College Arms Hotel Cashier (uncredited)
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Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
Jackie McGee ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
John Meredith ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Hermina Milar ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
Thomas Mizer ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ...
Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
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Clark - Jones Family Member (uncredited)
Field Norton ...
Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
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Miss Benson (uncredited)
Joe O'Brien ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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New York Globe Copy Boy (uncredited)
Lawrence Osman ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright ...
Miss Pimm (uncredited)
Thomas Pogue ...
Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
Jack Rice ...
Donald (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Loulette Sablon ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Harry Semels ...
Man in Sidewalk Crowd (uncredited)
Raymond Severn ...
Schoolboy in Tower (uncredited)
Frederick Sewell ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Ernie Stanton ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Donald Stuart ...
Eric - Skittish Girl's Escort in Tower of Westminister Cathedral (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Jones' Father (uncredited)
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Jones' Mother (uncredited)
Jack Voglin ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Hans von Morhart ...
Dutch Policeman (uncredited)
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Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
Bert White ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
William Yetter Sr. ...
Dutch Motor Policeman (uncredited)
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Auntie Maude (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

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Charles Bennett ... (screenplay) &
Joan Harrison ... (screenplay)
 
James Hilton ... (dialogue) &
Robert Benchley ... (dialogue)
 
Ben Hecht ... () (uncredited)
 
Richard Maibaum ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Walter Wanger ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Alfred Newman

Cinematography by

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Rudolph Maté ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Dorothy Spencer ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Otho Lovering ... supervising editor

Art Direction by

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Alexander Golitzen

Makeup Department

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Carmen Dirigo ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Norman Pringle ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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James Dent ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Edmond F. Bernoudy ... assistant director (as E.F. Bernoudy)
Marty Moss ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Julia Heron ... interior decorator
Richard Irvine ... associate art director
Oscar Brodin ... constructor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Frank Maher ... sound
James T. Moulton ... sound effects (uncredited)
Walter Reynolds ... sound film cutter (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Louis R. Loeffler ... special effects cutter (uncredited)
Paul Wtuliska ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Lee Zavitz ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Paul Eagler ... special photographic effects
Ray Binger ... process photography (uncredited)

Stunts

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Ted Mapes ... stunt double: Joel McCrea (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Osmond Borradaile ... photographer: Europe (uncredited)
Frank Bucholtz ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ellis W. Carter ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Tom Dowling ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Eagler ... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Norman Freed ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Burnett Guffey ... camera operator (uncredited)
James V. King ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Roy F. Overbaugh ... additional photographer (uncredited)
Richard Walling ... still photographer (uncredited)

Music Department

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David Buttolph ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Alfred Newman ... conductor (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gene Rose ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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William Cameron Menzies ... special production effects
Walter Wanger ... presenter
Bob Burkhardt ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Paul Mantz ... pilot (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Johnny Jones is an action reporter on a New York newspaper. The editor appoints him European correspondent because he is fed up with the dry, reports he currently gets. Jones' first assignment is to get the inside story on a secret treaty agreed between two European countries by the famous diplomat, Mr. Van Meer. However things don't go to plan and Jones enlists the help of a young woman to help track down a group of spies. Written by Col Needham

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Taglines MYSTERY IN WHISPERS that cracks like THUNDER! (original print ad - many caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Personal History (United States)
  • Imposter (United States)
  • Cet homme est un espion (France)
  • Correspondant 17 (France)
  • Der Auslandskorrespondent (Germany)
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  • 120 min
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Trivia Shooting was completed on May 29, 1940, after which, Director Sir Alfred Hitchcock made a visit to England. He returned on July 3 with the word that the Germans were expected to start bombing at any time. Ben Hecht was hurriedly called in and wrote the tacked-on final scene set at a London radio station. It was filmed on July 5, and the real-life bombing started on July 10, 1940. See more »
Goofs Despite the explicit dialogue and written appearances of the name that make it clear that the character Scott ffolliott has no capital F, the name still appears as Ffolliott in the end credit cast list. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Le contrôle de l'univers (1999). See more »
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Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: To those intrepid ones who went across the seas to be the eyes and ears of America... To those forthright ones who early saw the clouds of war while many of us at home were seeing rainbows... To those clear-headed ones who now stand like recording angels among the dead and dying... To the Foreign Correspondents - this motion picture is dedicated. See more »
Quotes Carol Fisher: This is Scott ffolliott, newspaperman same as you. Foreign correspondent. Mr. Haverstock, Mr. ffolliott.
Ffolliott: With a double 'F'.
John Jones: How do you do?
Ffolliott: How do you do?
John Jones: I don't get the double 'F'.
Ffolliott: They're at the beginning. Both small 'F's
John Jones: They can't be at the beginning.
Ffolliott: One of my ancestors was beheaded by Henry VIII. His wife dropped the capital letter to commemorate it. There it is.
John Jones: How do you say it, like a stutter?
Ffolliott: No, just a straight 'fuh'.
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