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From the first collaboration between Creator/MichaelPowell and Emeric Pressburger, comes a British war thriller, ''The Spy in Black'' (1939). It stars Creator/ConradVeidt, Valerie Hobson, Maruis Goring, and Sebastian Shaw.

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From the first collaboration between Creator/MichaelPowell and Emeric Pressburger, Pressburger comes a the British war thriller, ''The Spy in Black'' (1939). It stars Creator/ConradVeidt, Valerie Hobson, Maruis Goring, and Sebastian Shaw.


From the first collaboration between Creator/MichaelPowell and Emeric Pressburger, comes a British WWII thriller, ''The Spy in Black'' (1939). It stars Creator/ConradVeidt, Valerie Hobson, Maruis Goring, and Sebastian Shaw.

Set during the First World War, a German U-Boat commander is sent on a secret mission to infiltrate the Scottish Orkney Islands to destroy the British naval fleet stationed there, but an English school teacher will soon thwart his plans.

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From the first collaboration between Creator/MichaelPowell and Emeric Pressburger, comes a British WWII war thriller, ''The Spy in Black'' (1939). It stars Creator/ConradVeidt, Valerie Hobson, Maruis Goring, and Sebastian Shaw.

Set during the First World War, During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, a German U-Boat commander is sent on a secret mission to infiltrate the Scottish Orkney Islands to destroy the British naval fleet stationed there, but an English school teacher will soon thwart his plans.


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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Adapted from a 1917 novel of the same name by Scottish author J. Storer Clouston.


The score was composed by Music/MiklosRozsa.

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It was released in the U.S. as ''U-Boat 29''. The score was composed by Music/MiklosRozsa.Music/MiklosRozsa.


* BatmanGambit: The Germans planned to kill the school teacher heading to the restricted island and replacing her with a lookalike German. However, the British caught wind of this plan and replaced the German with their own operative to foil the plan.



* OfficerAndAGentleman: Hardt is a gentleman especially when he decides to go down with the ferry.


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* OfficerAndAGentleman: Hardt is a gentleman especially when he decides to go down with the ferry.
* OutGambitted: The Germans planned to kill the school teacher heading to the restricted island and replacing her with a lookalike German. However, the British caught wind of this plan and replaced the German with their own operative to foil the plan.


* NaziProtagonist: Hardt (Veidt) is our German protagonist: we see him receive his mission and eventually see him being betrayed by who he thought were loyal Germans.

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* NaziProtagonist: Although the film is set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, Hardt (Veidt) is coded as a Nazi. And he's our German protagonist: we see him receive his mission and eventually see him being betrayed by who he thought were loyal Germans.


From the first collaboration between Creator/MichaelPowell and Emeric Pressburger, comes a British WWII thriller, The Black Spy (1939). It stars Creator/ConradVeidt, Valerie Hobson, Maruis Goring, and Sebastian Shaw.

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From the first collaboration between Creator/MichaelPowell and Emeric Pressburger, comes a British WWII thriller, The Black ''The Spy in Black'' (1939). It stars Creator/ConradVeidt, Valerie Hobson, Maruis Goring, and Sebastian Shaw.


* OfficerAndAGentleman: Despite being a Nazi, Hardt is still gentlemanly, especially when he decides to go down with the ferry.

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* OfficerAndAGentleman: Despite being a Nazi, Hardt is still gentlemanly, a gentleman especially when he decides to go down with the ferry.


!!The following film shows these tropes:

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!!The following film shows these the following tropes:


[[caption-width-right:350:The Spy in Black wants more than a drag of a cigarette...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The Spy in Black wants more than a drag of a cigarette...]]


* OfficerAndAGentlemen: Despite being a Nazi, Hardt is still gentlemanly, especially when he decides to go down with the ferry.

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* OfficerAndAGentlemen: OfficerAndAGentleman: Despite being a Nazi, Hardt is still gentlemanly, especially when he decides to go down with the ferry.


The score was composed by Creator/MiklosRozsa.

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The score was composed by Creator/MiklosRozsa.Music/MiklosRozsa.

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* OfficerAndAGentlemen: Despite being a Nazi, Hardt is still gentlemanly, especially when he decides to go down with the ferry.

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: Hardt makes it obvious that he's very interested in Tiel, but she rejects his advances. It's obvious why when we find out she's playing for the other team, Britain.

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* EvilWearsBlack: Our eponymous spy is always in black. Not only for symbolic purposes, but also he steals away in the dead of night and black is the best disguise.


The score was composed by Creator/MiklosRosza.

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The score was composed by Creator/MiklosRosza.Creator/MiklosRozsa.

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