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Contraband (1940)

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18:35-20:25 Sat 24th Jul 2021 110m
Talking Pictures TV


Directed by Michael Powell from a story by Emeric Pressburger, this neat Second World War espionage thriller depicts a London crawling with spies, rather in the manner of Alfred Hitchcock's Sabotage and The Man Who Knew Too Much. Powell makes brilliant use of the blackout and includes one cheeky sequence when hundreds of unwanted plaster casts of Neville Chamberlain get shot to pieces. It would have been Deborah Kerr's first feature film, but all her scenes were left on the cutting-room floor.