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The Spy in Black

Posted by martinteller on February 23, 2009

Apparently the first meeting of Powell (as the director) and Pressburger (as the screenwriter).  A decent spy thriller that rises above the usual rah-rah wartime propaganda and allows a (sort of) human face for the Germans.  You can definitely see the beginnings of that P&P touch,  although there is also an annoying inconsistency in when they have Germans speaking English or German.  It makes the early parts of the film rather confusing… also the music often drowns out the dialogue.  The plot is kind of hackneyed too, but heck, it’s entertaining enough.  Rating: 7


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