U certificateThe Spy in Black is a Film programme that first aired in 1939 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Spy in Black is a 4 star programme

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The Spy in Black (1939)

Directed by
Michael Powell

World War Two thriller. Michael Powell's classic espionage thriller centres about a First World War German submarine commander-turned-spy who is sent to the Orkneys Isles in 1917 pon a spying mission. Once there, he is foiled by a double agent.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1939

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Black and White


Conrad Veidt...Capt. Hardt
Sebastian Shaw...Lt. Ashington
Valerie Hobson...Frau Tiel Blacklock
Marius Goring...Lt. Schuster
June Duprez...Anne Burnett
Athole Stewart...Rev. Hector Matthews
Agnes Laughlan...Mrs. Matthews
Helen Haye...Mrs. Sedley
Cyril Raymond...Rev. John Harris
George Summers...Capt. Walter Ratter
Hay Petrie...James
Grant Sutherland...Bob Bratt
Robert Rendel...Admiral
Mary Morris...Edwards
Margaret Moffatt...Kate