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

Director:

Harold French

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Anthony Havelock-Allan (story) (as A. Havelock-Allan), Allan MacKinnon (story) (as Allan McKinnon) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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 ... Major Edwards
Renee Gadd Renee Gadd ... Miss Hartley
Claude Bailey Claude Bailey ... George Roddington
Ronald Shiner 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1942 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Alta Espionagem See more »

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Two Cities Films See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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George Thorpe's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When George explains that Carol has left for Dover, he appears to have been badly dubbed, and is saying different words from those which are heard. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: THE NORTH OF FRANCE

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From Dunkirk to the Blitz to Valerie Hobson
11 October 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Richard Greene is a newspaperman covering the retreat in Northern France. When get gets back to his paper, he dictates his story and collapses. When he arises to pursue the news, a peace-at-any-cost movement, the Blitz, and novice newspaperwoman Valerie Hobson occupy his attention.

It's a pretty good battle-of-the-sexes story set amidst the darkest days of the War, and besides the leads, there are some fine performers on hand: Basil Radford as a censor who may have a little more on the ball; George Carney as a public-house owner who insists that people enter through the bombed-out door instead of the bombed-out window; and other welcome movie regulars like Roland Culver and Miles Malleson. Director Harold French gets good performances out of everyone, and if the propaganda seems laid on too thick for modern tastes, it's what was in style at the moment.

Miss Hobson's star was in the ascendant. She was married to the film's producer, Anthony Havelock-Allan. It was the fourth of nine pictures they would work on together.


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