Secret Agent (1936) Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Gielgud, Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young

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SECRET AGENT is a british production directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1936. Based on the character Ashenden created by Somerset Maugham.
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WWI. Ashenden, an english writer, is sent by "R" to Switzerland in order to find and eliminate a German spy. He'll fall in love with Madeleine Carroll, the woman who must play the role of his wife during his mission.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1900-1920's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding a spy/saboteur

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece    -   Switzerland    -   Turkey    -   England/UK Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   play

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