US Army colonel stationed in England, Robert Taine (Joel McCrea), rents a house in Dorset and takes-up rough shooting. While out shooting, Taine fires a charge of buckshot at a supposed poacher and believes he has accidentally killed the man. The poacher is in reality a spy and was shot by an unseen marksman. Attempting to sort out the unpleasant business, Taine hides the body, and inadvertently gets caught up with a spy ring engaged in passing atomic secrets to the Russians. Taine discovers some aircraft beacons concealed on his shoot, and gets involved with helping Sandorski (Herbert Lom) and Randall (Roland Culver) of the British Secret Service to unravel the web of intrigue. The foreign spies are finally rounded up in an explosive battle at Madame Tussaud’s waxworks museum. —Britmovie.co.uk
Robert R. Parrish (born 4 January 1916, Columbus, Georgia – 4 December 1995, Southampton, New York) was an American actor, film editor, film director, and writer. He received an Academy Award for Film Editing for the 1947 film, Body and Soul.
Parrish was the son of factory cashier Gordon R. Parrish and Laura R. Parrish. In the mid-1920s, the family moved from Georgia to Los Angeles and Parrish and his sisters Beverly and Helen began obtaining work as actors soon thereafter. Parrish made his film debut in the 1927 Our Gang short Olympic Games. (Their mother, Laura R. Parrish, was an actress as well and appeared in a few films of the 1940s.) He appeared in the anti-war classic All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and Charles Chaplin’s City Lights (1931), and in several films for John Ford.
Ford then enlisted him as an assistant editor in 1936 on Mary of Scotland, and as a sound editor on Young Mr Lincoln (1939). Parrish worked as an assistant editor and sound editor on… read more