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Feature Film

Classic - Thriller

United Kingdom 1936 | 86 Min

Secret Agent

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Subtitles in

The dangers of espionage

Genre

Classic Thriller

Subjects

world war i espionage middle east turkey

Language

English

Story

During the First World War, British Captain Edgar Brodie encounters a man identifying himself as "R", who asks him to undertake a secret mission: to identify and eliminate a German agent on his way to Arabia to stir up trouble in the Middle East. Brodie is given a new identity, named Ashenden and gets assistance of a killer known as "the General” and I wife Elsa Carrington. In a range of events with plots and turns with murder and deceive, he ends crossing the border into Turkey – enemy territory – Despite this, he manages to get agent alone in his compartment. Objecting to cold-blooded murder, Elsa draws a pistol. Before Edgar can do anything, one way or the other, the train is attacked and derailed by airplanes sent by "R". The agent is pinned in the wreckage, but manages to fatally shoot the General before dying. Edgar and Elsa quit the spy business.

Director

Alfred Hitchcock

Writer

Charles Bennett, Alma Reville, Ian Hay, W. Somerset Maugham

Cast

Madeleine Carroll
Peter Lorre
John Gielgud
Robert Young
Lilli Palmer

Producers

Michael Balcon, Ivor Montagu

Cinematographer

Bernard Knowles

Production Designer

Oscar Friedrich Werndorff

Editors

Charles Frend

Composer

John Greenwood

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