Contraband 1940

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Contraband ★★½ Blackout 1940

Danish sea captain Andersen (Veidt) and the mysterious Mrs. Sorenson (Hobson) are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating in London in the early days of WWII. They manage to turn the tables on the bad guys. Story takes place under blackout conditions lending a lot of atmosphere to this early thriller. 88m/B VHS, DVD . GB Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Esmond Knight, Hay Petrie, Raymond Lovell, Harold Warrender, Charles Victor; D: Michael Powell; W: Michael Powell; C: Frederick A. (Freddie) Young.