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The Spy in Black (1939) was a Thriller/Suspense - War Film directed by Michael Powell and produced by Alexander Korda and Irving Asher.

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The Spy in Black (U-Boat 29) with Conrad Veidt (1939)

By Orson De Welles on Jun 1, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Women and children first…to die…in U-Boat attack! Suicide submarine crews ravage the high seas…in history’s most ruthless slaughter of innocents! ? original release tagline Some films come around at just the right time.? Others not so much.? The premiere of The Sp... Read full article

The Spy in Black (1939)

By Beatrice on Feb 24, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Spy in Black (AKA “U-Boat 29″) Directed by Michael Powell Written by J. Storer Clousten, Emeric Pressburger, and Roland Pertwee 1939/UK London Film Productions First viewing/Streaming on Hulu Plus The performance of Conrad Veidt and some beautiful noirish camerawork under the directi... Read full article

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The password that Hardt is to use for his contact is the opening line of Heine's poem Die Lorelei, in which a beautiful woman who lures sailors on the rocks is used as a symbol of homesickness. When his crew joke about him spouting love poetry to a woman in the dark, they miss half of the point.
The film begins on Saturday March 17th 1917.
St Magnus (the name of the steamer sailing from Longhope for St Romness and Thurso during the closing stages of the film) is the Patron Saint of Orkney. There have been several ships in that area with the name St Magnus.
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