Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: John Gielgud and Peter Lorre
After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent to the task
This typical Hitchcock thriller is loosely based on two stories in the 1927 collection Ashenden: Or the British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham. It is mainly set on the Continent, and uses some obvious models, though the final crash at the end is believed to have been filmed on the Longmoor Military Railway. If this is the case then this was the first time that the railway appeared in film, only one year after it had been renamed from the Woolmer Instructional Military Railway.