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Contraband (UK, 1940)

Director: Michael Powell. Cast: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler, Raymond Lovell, Esmond Knight, Charles Victor, Phoebe Kershaw, Harold Warrender. Set in England during the early days of World War II, a Danish sea captain and his passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. The plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. Most of the story takes place under blackout conditions, in which the great city becomes a mysterious dark labyrinth. 88 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie DatabaseSee also:
Allen, J. C. Conrad Veidt : from Caligari to Casablanca / Jerry C. Allen. Pacific Grove, Calif. : Boxwood Press, c1993. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2658.V37 A65 1993)
Harper, Sue. "'Thinking Forward and Up': The British Films of Conrad Veidt." In: The unknown 1930s : an alternative history of the British cinema 1929-39 / edited by Jeffrey Richard London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1998. Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5 .G7 1998)
Williams, Tony. "Contraband: Powell, Pressburger, Veidt, Hobson, Junge, and Others." Cineaction, 2009, Issue 79, p21-26, 6p Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only
See also: Allen, J. C. Conrad Veidt : from Caligari to Casablanca / Jerry C. Allen. Pacific Grove, Calif. : Boxwood Press, c1993. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2658.V37 A65 1993)Harper, Sue. "'Thinking Forward and Up': The British Films of Conrad Veidt." In: The unknown 1930s : an alternative history of the British cinema 1929-39 / edited by Jeffrey Richard London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1998. Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5 .G7 1998) Williams, Tony. "Contraband: Powell, Pressburger, Veidt, Hobson, Junge, and Others." Cineaction, 2009, Issue 79, p21-26, 6p Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only See also: Michael Powell bibliography