Secret Agent

Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23, 2012

35mm print

“A rarely seen film by Alfred Hitchcock (1936), adapted from Somerset Maugham’s Ashenden and starring John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll, and Peter Lorre. Hitchcock thought the film had too many plot twists, and he was probably right, what with secret agent Gielgud assigned to kill a spy, only to assassinate an innocent tourist while the real villain slips away to lay his own plans. Still, the film has a fine cast and a fine look—shot in the Swiss Alps, much of it makes use of unusual white-on-white compositions.” – Dave Kehr

  • Country UK
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1936
  • Running Time 83 minutes
  • Director Alfred Hitchcock
  • Cast Campbell Dixon, W. Somerset Maugham

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