Wednesday, 31 July 2013

I spy with my little eye ...

Espionage and film noir. What a combination. And who better to create the duplicitous agent than Conrad Veidt? He fled Nazi Germany with his Jewish wife - and gave most of his salary to good causes during the war.

Tragically, he died before seeing Hitler vanquished. Nonetheless, he did his bit to show up the evils of the Third Reich. The Spy in Black is a lesser known late 1930s thriller with a dark edge - and check out Valerie Hobson. Is she what she seems? Of course not.

Spies and more spies. Perfect.


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