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Unpublished Story (1942)

A journalist investigates a network of German fifth columnists operating in the midst of the Blitz.

Director:

Harold French

Writers:

Anthony Havelock-Allan (story) (as A. Havelock-Allan), Allan MacKinnon (story) (as Allan McKinnon) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Richard Greene ... Bob Randall
Valerie Hobson ... Carol Bennett
Basil Radford ... Lamb
Roland Culver ... Stannard
Brefni O'Rorke ... Denton
Miles Malleson ... Farmfield
George Carney ... Landlord
Muriel George ... Landlady
André Morell ... Marchand
Frederick Cooper Frederick Cooper ... Trapes
George Thorpe George Thorpe ... Maj. Edwards
Renee Gadd Renee Gadd ... Miss Hartley
Claude Bailey Claude Bailey ... George Roddington
Ronald Shiner ... Agitator
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Taxi Driver at Victoria Station
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A journalist investigates a network of German fifth columnists operating in the midst of the Blitz.

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journalism | world war two | See All (2) »

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Drama | War

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Film debut of George Thorpe. See more »

Goofs

The pub landlord throws a customer out for entering his premises through the window rather than the door, but when the customer entered, the landlord was pulling pints and clearly did not see him enter at all. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: THE NORTH OF FRANCE

MAY 1940 See more »

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Rotten title for a decent angle on wartime espionage...
19 October 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

This is rather an intriguing wartime drama - not so much because of the mystery itself, that's all pretty routine - more because of the subject matter. Richard Greene is journalist "Bob Randall" who comes back from the Dunkirk evacuation bent on investigating the pacifists in Britain who may well prove to be an easy target for Nazi fifth columnists. Together with fellow reporter "Carol Bennett" (Valerie Hobson) they start to dig and soon realise just what could be at stake! It's a far grittier depiction than many, people genuinely fearful in underground stations whilst the blitz roars on overhead does elicit a sense of their predicament and of the risks of defeat that may well have been felt in London in 1942. There's a solid supporting cast to keep the mystery bubbling along, but it does at times resemble a far more potent - almost propagandist - warning against appeasement than a movie!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1942 (UK) See more »

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Unpublished Story See more »

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Two Cities Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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