I See a Dark Stranger (The Adventuress) Reviews
Sidney Gilliat, Wolfgang Wilhelm and Frank Launder made a great post-war/spy movie that also pokes a little fun at the Irish.
A head-strong young Irish woman Bridie Quilty (Deborah Kerr), growing up hearing the stories of the Irish Republican Army, leaves town to join the IRA herself. She meets up with a Nazi spy, Miller (Raymond Huntley) who has her doing reconnaissance work to break a fellow spy out of prison, who has valuable plans of the D Day invasion. She also needs to occupy the time of a British soldier, David Bynes (Trevor Howard) who is suspected of being military intelligence.
Lt. Bynes is actually in town doing his thesis about Cromwell, which pushes Bridie's Anti-British buttons to the max. Somehow, they are attracted to each other through all of their travels.
Initially looks like a weak political-drama, but then evolves into an intriguing spy drama, plus develops a comedic side (in some ways parodying the spy drama genre). After moving slowly in the first half, the second half rollicks along.
Solid performance by Deborah Kerr in the lead role. Good support from Trevor Howard. The best comedic moments involve Garry Marsh and Tom Macaulay.
"We all lose something as we grow older, but if we are very lucky, we gain a little wisdom on the way.
"It's not what you are doing in the army that counts, it's what you're noticed doing."