Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 232: Mon Aug 20

Secret Agent (Hitchock, 1936): BFI Southbank, NFT, 9pm
This film, part of the Alfred Hitchcock season, is also screening at the BFI on 26 August.

Chicago Reader review:
'A rarely seen film by Alfred Hitchcock (1936), adapted from Somerset Maugham'sAshenden 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

Here is the movie on YouTube.

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