Contraband
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The Danish freighter Helvig approaches English waters in early 1940 and, in keeping with the needs of British security, it is boarded by customs and naval officials in search of contraband cargo. Her skipper, Captain Anderson (Conrad Veidt), is compelled to ascede to British demands, but dreads the delay, pointing out that the medical supplies in his cargo are vital. Anderssen is a dedicated seaman, all business, even where Mrs. Sorenson (Valerie Hobson), a headstrong passenger, is concerned. Then, on their first night in port, Mrs. Sorenson and a Mr. Pidgeon (Esmond Knight) disappear from the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"The story traces the gradual erosion of the Dane's neutrality in the face of menace, but Powell's freewheeling camera can't be stilled by patriotic piety"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A first-rate, cleverly photographed WWII thriller from the great pair of Powell and Pressburger."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"It was strange to see Veidt in a romantic hero role."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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