Secret Agent
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Based on the novels of W. Somerset Maugham, The Secret Agent is the second in a trilogy of Alfred Hitchcock spy movies (along with The 39 Steps and Sabotage). Set during WWI, John Gielgud plays British novelist Edgar Brodie who discovers that a government agency has faked his own death. He is then given orders to go to Switzerland to kill a German agent. He goes by the name of Richard Ashenden and travels with secret agent Elsa Carrington (Madeleine Carroll), who poses as his wife. Richard joins professional killer the General (Peter Lorre) to look for clues, which leads them to suspect the… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the weirdest movies Alfred Hitchcock ever made."
‑ Michael Sragow, New Yorker
"One of Hitchcock's fair thrillers made in Britain."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Early Hitchcock thriller with early Robert Young starring."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"One of Hitchcock's best -- and most disturbing -- British films."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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