An entertaining thriller set in London on the eve of WW2 from Fritz Lang filmed a la noir, with inspired photography from Arthur Miller. A suave English gentleman adventurer is pursued by Nazis through dark fog-laden streets.
Walter Pidgeon is charming as a toff game-hunter turned animal liberationist, who takes a pot-shot at Hitler at his rustic German residence, is caught, then escapes, and makes it back to London as a stow-away, into a trap that he eludes with the help of a young cockney lass, played by Joan Bennett, who is as cute as a button. The dastardly Nazi villain is played with relish and aplomb by George Sanders.
The dark and earnest mood is lightened by a wryly humorous and witty script.
They don’t make movies like this anymore. A must-see.