Secret Agent

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In Brief: One of the most thematically unsettling and technically accomplished films of Alfred Hitchcock's British era, Secret Agent (1936) is often unduly marginalized because it followed the director's masterful The 39 Steps (1935) and preceded his equally exceptional Sabotage (also 1936). And that's unfortunate, because its twisty plot — adapted from W. Somerset Maugham's "Ashenden" stories — and compelling psychological characterizations, expertly acted by Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carrol and a young John Gielgud, place Secret Agent squarely among the best films of Hitchcock's early output.
Genre: Spy Thriller
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Madeleine Carroll, Peter Lorre, John Gielgud, Robert Young.
Rated: NR

The Asheville Film Society will screen Secret Agent on Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at The Grail Moviehouse, hosted by Xpress movie critic Scott Douglas.


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