When the 'Wehrmacht' marches into Prague, armor-plating inventor Dr. Bomasch escapes to England. As his daughter Anna tries to join him, the Gestapo manages to kidnap them both and takes them to Berlin. This sets off a cat and mouse game between the Germans and the British in which special secret service agent Gus Bennet, pretending to be a German officer tires to woo Anna over to the Nazi cause.
Carol Reed’s thriller is often compared to “The Lady Vanishes” and its razor sharp script and Henreid’s performance are a pure delight.
UK 1940, directed by Carol Reed, 95 minutes, starring Paul Henreid
Historical Film Series – A tribute to Anna Gmeyner and Paul Henreid:
Monday 18 November, 7pm, ACF London
The Passing of the Third Floor Back
Tuesday 26 November, 7pm, ACF London
Tuesday 3 December, 7pm, ACF London