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3.6
62 Ratings

Contraband

Directed by Michael Powell
United Kingdom, 1940
Action, Adventure

Synopsis

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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Contraband Directed by Michael Powell

Critics reviews

The film seems great today not for or in spite of the state-sponsored argument it mounts, but for the same qualities by which many great films impress themselves: for the wit of its screenplay, by Pressburger; for the verve of its direction, by Powell; and for the allure of its co-leads, Conrad Veidt and Valerie Hobson, who share an inexorable chemistry.
August 18, 2014
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