Starring: Madeleine Carroll, Peter Lorre, John Gielgud, Robert Young
The battle with morality in international espionage in servitude to one’s country and the harm it can have on innocent bystanders is the center of the of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1936 picture Secret Agent. The rising master of suspense, the 36 year old British filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock has manifested many similarities with that which he enjoys in his stories. Usually including murder, a story of the mistaken identity, a twist in near the end, and in this case as previously mentioned is the use of spies, all appear as central themes in his films. Secret Agent is obviously no different as all the before mentioned pieces are very much prevalent, but Hitchcock keeps his work fresh with every production he releases, continually leaving you guessing on just what will happen next, making him a very fine filmmaker and storyteller.
|Lorre (as the non-convincing Mexican character), joined by Carroll and Gielgud|