Danish freighter captain Andersen, unwillingly delayed for inspection by a British warship, wangles British shore passes for himself and his first officer…only to have them stolen by mysterious passengers “Mrs. Sorensen” and “Mr. Pidgeon.”
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Like, say, The Lady Vanishes, it's not exactly the most logical and airtight of spy stories. But also like British Hitchcock, once it gets going, what it has instead is a bubbling energy, the way danger and twists and verbal ripostes and sexiness keep dancing around each other. There's a real sense of joy here, and Conrad Veidt (for once) gets to delight in playing a hero. 3.5 stars.