Overall Rank: 15011
Average Rating: 2.2/4
# of Ratings: 23
Theatrical Release Date: 06/15/1936
Genre: Mystery, Romance
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: John Gielgud, Peter Lorre, Robert Young, Madeleine Carroll, Florence Kahn, Charles Carson
Plot: During WWI a British author is recruited to assassinate a German spy, who is operating in Switzerland. -- MaceeRae
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Ichabod Crane - wrote on 08/02/2009
Secret Agent is a film I would like to watch in a restored film so I may re due this review but as it was it is an interesting film about one secret agent looking for another actually. The film has the standard romance that is very tacked on and does not work but searching for the man and the climax that comes from it is great. Gielgud is good as the agent but Lorre is very memorable as his sidekick who does the dirty work. The film certainly would be better with improved sound and visuals for me although some of it remains dated though do to certain special effects.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/08/2011
"Oh, I know it's war and it's our job to do it, but that doesn't prevent it being murder - simple murder!" Vintage Hitchcock in terms of the gorgeous leading damsel, well-acted, wonderful score and interesting story though not as presented in an entertaining manner. Richard (John Gielgud) and Elsa (Madeleine Carroll) together with The General (Peter Lorre) were tasked to find a German agent. Earlier works of the legendary directory were mediocre. It's antagonist could have had a better impact or character development. The title sounds great but overall this could have been improved. Secret Agent's conversations were dull and uninteresting, where the pace picks up only in the second half of the film. Secret Agent is an average suspense flick about trust, espionage and loyalty.
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