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Contraband (11-May-1940)

Director: Michael Powell

Writers: Emeric Pressburger; Michael Powell; Brock Williams

Music Composed by: Richard Addinsell; John Greenwood

Producer: John Corfield

Keywords: Thriller, WWII, Espionage

Danish ship captain Andersen docks overnight at a British port in the days of WWII prior to the German occupation of Denmark. After two shore passes intended for the crew are stolen by two passengers, Andersen takes it upon himself to retrieve the pair, who may have sinister motives. Light-hearted espionage thriller sometimes compared to Hitchcock.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leo Genn
9-Aug-1905 26-Jan-1978 Quo Vadis
Valerie Hobson
14-Apr-1917 13-Nov-1998 Kind Hearts and Coronets
Esmond Knight
4-May-1906 23-Feb-1987 The River
John Longden
11-Nov-1900 26-May-1971 Quatermass 2
Conrad Veidt
22-Jan-1893 3-Apr-1943 Maj. Strasser in Casablanca


Conrad Veidt   ...   Capt. Andersen
Valerie Hobson   ...   Mrs. Sorensen
Hay Petrie   ...   Ship's Mate
Joss Ambler   ...   Lt. Cmdr. Ashton
Raymond Lovell   ...   Van Dyne
Esmond Knight   ...   Mr. Pidgeon
Charles Victor   ...   Hendrick
Phoebe Kershaw   ...   Miss Lang
Harold Warrender   ...   Lt. Cmdr. Ellis
John Longden   ...   Passport Officer
Eric Maturin   ...   Passport Officer
Paddy Browne   ...   Singer


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