Secret Agent (1936)

75 or 83 mins | Drama | 15 June 1936

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HISTORY

Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon, Assoc prod Ivor Montagu, Des Oscar Werndorff and Albert Jullion, Cost Joe Strassner and Sd Philip Dorte in the production. ...

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Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon, Assoc prod Ivor Montagu, Des Oscar Werndorff and Albert Jullion, Cost Joe Strassner and Sd Philip Dorte in the production.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
13 Jun 36
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
18 May 36
p. 6.
Motion Picture Herald
23 May 36
pp. 44-45.
New York Times
13 Jun 36
p. 13.
Variety
17 Jun 36
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 June 1936
Premiere Information:
London opening: May 1936; New York opening: week of 12 Jun 1936
Production Date:
at Shepherd's Bush, England
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
11 May 1936
LP6571
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75 or 83
Length(in feet):
7,809
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

After his supposed death, spy Edgar Brodie is sent to Switzerland, under the alias of Richard Ashenden, to locate a German spy. He and his associates identify the wrong man as the German spy, and murder him. They locate the real spy on a train to the Middle East, and in the ensuing train wreck, the German spy is killed. Richard and Elsa, the spy posing as his wife, resign their positions and ...

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After his supposed death, spy Edgar Brodie is sent to Switzerland, under the alias of Richard Ashenden, to locate a German spy. He and his associates identify the wrong man as the German spy, and murder him. They locate the real spy on a train to the Middle East, and in the ensuing train wreck, the German spy is killed. Richard and Elsa, the spy posing as his wife, resign their positions and marry.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Espionage


Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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