UK, Aug. 15, 1939: 17 days before WWII, an English teacher and his camera disappear on a coastal boarding school with 20 German teen girls. Miller gets the job 6 days later, secretly trying to find out what happened.
Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem.Written by
The title of the film is nothing to do with the Doomsday Clock, which was not introduced until 8 years after the events of the film, and is nothing to do with British Intelligence. As the character of Captsin Drey explains in the film itself, it refers to Miller's Intelligence phone contact number which is Whitehall 1154. See more »
At the end of the movie the announcement of war with Germany to the British people was made by Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, NOT by Winston Churchill. The announcement was made Sept 3, 1939. Churchill did not become Prime Minister until May 10, 1940. See more »
What bring you here Mr. Miller? What sort of English man would accept a position teaching Herr Hitler's league of German girls?
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