A woman's idle remark about her son has devastating consequences when she is overheard by a nazi spy. Thorold Dickinson's eerily credible account of Fifth Column activity started life as a propaganda short, only to be expanded (at the MOI's behest) into a feature on the dangers of careless talk.
Gorgeous LIPS...A LOVER'S TRYST THAT SENT 1,000 MEN TO THEIR DOOM! STARTLING! (Print Ad-Albany Times-Union, ((Albany NY)) 13 July 1943)
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The War Office asked "Ealing" to make a feature length training film for them on the subject of security, but provided minimal funds. "Ealing" more than doubled the budget from their own resources, to produce a film whose appeal transcended its military function. The very large profits from commercial distribution went first to repay this outlay, then to the War Office rather than "Ealing." See more
When Beppie meets her soldier boyfriend near his north of England training ground, he is standing by a Western National bus stop. Western National only operated in the South West of England, not the North. See more
You all know what a traitor is. A traitor's a man who deliberately gives away his side to the Enemy. but a patriot can easily do as much harm as a traitor. He can do it by letting slip some unimportant tuppeny-ha'penny detail that may have no value in itself whatever...
SECURITY This is the story of how YOU - unwittingly worked for the Enemy, YOU - without knowing gave him the facts, YOU in all innocence helped to write those tragic words - 'THE NEXT OF KIN' See more
Referenced in Enigma
Music by W.C. Handy See more