Secret Agent (1936)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1936.  Screenplay by , dialogue by , continuity by , additional dialogue by , based on the play by , from the novel Ashenden by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Weirdly uneven Hitchcock mystery about a British soldier () given a false death record against his own will and recruited into the government’s secret service operation. Based on a story by Somerset Maugham, the film soon finds Gielgud being introduced to his new partner (), who is posing as his wife, until the two actually fall in love and decide to leave the thrilling adventure job for something more ordinary. You won’t have too difficult a time in figuring out who the real bad guy is, but you’ll love when the film climaxes in a thrilling chase through a chocolate factory.

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