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Contraband (1940)

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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.

Apr 24, 2001

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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

November 17, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

A first-rate, cleverly photographed WWII thriller from the great pair of Powell and Pressburger.

November 5, 2003
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It was strange to see Veidt in a romantic hero role.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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An entertaining British Spy Thriller from Powell and Pressburger which is clearly influenced by Hitchcock (The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes).
The leads Conrad Veidt and Valerie Hobson work brilliantly together and there's even a little bit of bondage thrown in (yes, really!)
June 27, 2008
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