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Co-starring Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, and Creator/GeorgeSanders, the film lost the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture to another Hitchcock film from the same year, ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}''.

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Co-starring Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, Creator/HerbertMarshall, and Creator/GeorgeSanders, the film lost the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture to another Hitchcock film from the same year, ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}''.


* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Fisher]], the urbane, well-mannered Nazi spy, and Rowley, the cheerful Cockney assassin.
* AlliterativeName / AwesomeMcCoolname: Johnny Jones has a "fresh, unused mind", but his publisher wants him to be taken seriously so Jones is given the posher-sounding name, "Huntley Haverstock".

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* AffablyEvil: AffablyEvil:
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[[spoiler: Fisher]], the urbane, well-mannered Nazi spy, and spy
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Rowley, the cheerful Cockney assassin.
* AlliterativeName / AlliterativeName: '''H'''untley '''H'''averstock
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AwesomeMcCoolname: Johnny Jones has a "fresh, unused mind", but his publisher wants him to be taken seriously so Jones is given the posher-sounding name, "Huntley Haverstock".



* CoolOldGuy: Ambassador Van Meer, who stands up to his captors with an epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.

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%% * CoolOldGuy: Ambassador Van Meer, who stands up to his captors with an epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.



* DashinglyDapperDerby: Johnny keeps acquiring (and losing) these as a RunningGag.
* DeadpanSnarker: Johnny Jones and Scott ffoliot.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Rowley, who takes a plunge off a cathedral tower.
* DrivingADesk: Multiple examples.
* EvilBrit: Rowley and [[spoiler: his employer Fisher]]. Averted with Scott.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:Fisher]] is very fond of [[spoiler:his daughter]].

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%% * DashinglyDapperDerby: Johnny keeps acquiring (and losing) these as a RunningGag.
%% * DeadpanSnarker: Johnny Jones and Scott ffoliot.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Rowley, Rowley who takes a plunge off a cathedral tower.
tower and falls to his death.
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* DrivingADesk: Multiple examples.
%% * EvilBrit: Rowley and [[spoiler: his employer Fisher]]. Averted with Scott.
Fisher]].
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:Fisher]] is very fond of [[spoiler:his daughter]].



* ForeignCorrespondent: Duh. Though the editor specifically doesn't want one of these.

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%% * ForeignCorrespondent: Duh. Though the editor specifically doesn't want one of these.



* IntrepidReporter: Johnny Jones.

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%% * IntrepidReporter: Johnny Jones.



* KidnappedByAnAlly: ffolliot claims to have done this to extract information from Fisher.

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%% * KidnappedByAnAlly: ffolliot claims to have done this to extract information from Fisher.



* MacGuffin: The secret clause in the treaty.

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%% * MacGuffin: The secret clause in the treaty.



* ThePrecariousLedge: Johnny navigates one of these to escape the bad guys in his hotel room.
* RetiredBadass: Rowley, the Cockney assassin.

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%% * ThePrecariousLedge: Johnny navigates one of these to escape the bad guys in his hotel room.
%% * RetiredBadass: Rowley, the Cockney assassin.



* StiffUpperLip: Scott ffoliot, as with most characters played by Creator/GeorgeSanders, is a perfect example.
* TitleDrop: It's Johnny's job, after all.
* WindmillScenery: Johnny pursues the assassin out of the city, into an area just covered in windmills. He goes to investigate the one windmill turning ''against'' the wind, and finds the assassin's accomplices holed up there.

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* SleepDeprivationPunishment: The conspirators torture Ambassador Van Meers for information, using bright lights and loud jazz music to keep him awake for days on end.
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* StiffUpperLip: Scott ffoliot, as with most characters played by Creator/GeorgeSanders, is a perfect example.
%% * TitleDrop: It's Johnny's job, after all.
* WindmillScenery: Johnny pursues the assassin out of the city, into an area just covered in windmills. He goes to investigate the one windmill turning ''against'' the wind, and finds the assassin's accomplices holed up there.there.
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* MobstacleCourse: In one of the film's more memorable set pieces, Van Meer's assassin has to push his way through a crowded Amsterdam square to escape. As it is raining, we can see where he is going from the motion of the crowd's umbrellas.


* MyNaymeIs: Scott "ffolliot". Yes, two lower-case [=Fs=]. This is a rare affectation among certain upper-class British families, other examples including ffrench and fforbes. The most plausible explanation is that for a period in early modern written English, there was no proper upper-case F, and so the lower-case f was written twice in situations such as names where it had to be clear that the capital was intended. Some people then kept the ff even after distinct upper and lower-case versions of F existed, either out of tradition or out of legal paranoia that if their name wasn't exactly as written in old legal documents they might somehow lose property or privileges.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Scott "ffoliot".


One of [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Alfred Hitchcock's]] higher-budget productions, ''Foreign Correspondent'' (1940) is the story of American reporter Johnny Jones, who is sent to investigate the rumblings of war in Europe. Along the way, he uncovers a conspiracy, falls in love and possibly discovers the story of the century. The final scene resembles -- but actually predates -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_R._Murrow#World_War_II Edward Murrow's broadcasts during the Blitz]].

Starred Creator/JoelMcCrea, and Laraine Day, and Creator/GeorgeSanders. Lost the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture to another Hitchcock film from the same year, ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}''.

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One of [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Alfred Hitchcock's]] higher-budget productions, ''Foreign Correspondent'' (1940) is the story of American reporter Johnny Jones, Jones (Creator/JoelMcCrea), who is sent to investigate the rumblings of war in Europe. Along the way, he uncovers a conspiracy, falls in love and possibly discovers the story of the century. The final scene resembles -- but actually predates -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_R._Murrow#World_War_II Edward Murrow's broadcasts during the Blitz]].

Starred Creator/JoelMcCrea, and Co-starring Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, and Creator/GeorgeSanders. Lost Creator/GeorgeSanders, the film lost the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture to another Hitchcock film from the same year, ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}''.


* TitleDrop: It's Johnny's job, after all.

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* TitleDrop: It's Johnny's job, after all.all.
* WindmillScenery: Johnny pursues the assassin out of the city, into an area just covered in windmills. He goes to investigate the one windmill turning ''against'' the wind, and finds the assassin's accomplices holed up there.


Starred Joel [=McCrea=], and Laraine Day, and Creator/GeorgeSanders. Lost the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture to another Hitchcock film from the same year, ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}''.

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Starred Joel [=McCrea=], Creator/JoelMcCrea, and Laraine Day, and Creator/GeorgeSanders. Lost the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture to another Hitchcock film from the same year, ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}''.

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* RevisedEnding: The ending with Haverstock delivering a propaganda broadcast as bombs fall on London was written (by Ben Hecht) and shot after the rest of the film was completed. It replaced a more sardonic ending in which Ffolliott tells Haverstock how the enemies will likely cover up the incidents depicted in the main part of the film.


* HarsherInHindsight: The line about the Nazis having no respect for life. At the time it was only a reference to their harsh rule over the countries they'd invaded, with the Holocaust not being widely known until near the war's end.


* TitleDrop: It's Johnny's job, after all.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It's quite unlikely that a Nazi conspirator would get anywhere near this sympathetic an ending now.

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* TitleDrop: It's Johnny's job, after all.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It's quite unlikely that a Nazi conspirator would get anywhere near this sympathetic an ending now.
all.


* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Fisher]], the urbane, well-mannered Nazi spy and Rowley, the hired, Cockney assassin.

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Fisher]], the urbane, well-mannered Nazi spy spy, and Rowley, the hired, cheerful Cockney assassin.


One of [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Alfred Hitchcock's]] higher budget productions, ''Foreign Correspondent'' (1940) is the story of American reporter Johnny Jones, who is sent to investigate the rumblings of war in Europe. Along the way, he uncovers a conspiracy, falls in love and possibly discovers the story of the century. The final scene resembles -- but actually predates -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_R._Murrow#World_War_II Edward Murrow's broadcasts during the Blitz]].

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One of [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Alfred Hitchcock's]] higher budget higher-budget productions, ''Foreign Correspondent'' (1940) is the story of American reporter Johnny Jones, who is sent to investigate the rumblings of war in Europe. Along the way, he uncovers a conspiracy, falls in love and possibly discovers the story of the century. The final scene resembles -- but actually predates -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_R._Murrow#World_War_II Edward Murrow's broadcasts during the Blitz]].


* AntiVillain: Fisher again.

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* AntiVillain: Fisher [[spoiler:Fisher]] again.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Fisher is very fond of his daughter.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Fisher [[spoiler:Fisher]] is very fond of his daughter.[[spoiler:his daughter]].


Starred Joel [=McCrea=] and Laraine Day. Lost the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture to another Hitchcock film from the same year, ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}''.

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Starred Joel [=McCrea=] [=McCrea=], and Laraine Day.Day, and Creator/GeorgeSanders. Lost the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture to another Hitchcock film from the same year, ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}''.


* [[spoiler: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes]]: Fisher is very fond of his daughter.

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* [[spoiler: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes]]: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Fisher is very fond of his daughter.

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