Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Less stylish than The Spy in Black, this espionage thriller is more fun, with its tongue-in-cheek plot revelling in Hitchcockian eccentricities. Making atmospheric use of London under the blackout (including a tout hawking electric torches and gas mask cases at Victoria Station), it has its German agents operating from a warehouse packed with patriotic busts of Neville Chamberlain, while hero and heroine tour a series of bizarre nightclubs before rounding up the villains with enthusiastic help from a posse of Danish waiters and carousing rugby players picked up en route. Minor by Powell & Pressburger standards, but most enjoyable.


Release details

92 mins

Cast and crew

Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell, Brock Williams
Conrad Veidt
Valerie Hobson
Hay Petrie
Raymond Lovell
Esmond Knight
Charles Victor
Peter Bull
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