Secret Mission

Secret Mission

Harold French (1942)

U Certificate


Our Score
It's hard to see how this flag-waver could have raised anyone's spirits during the darkest days of the Second World War. There's a modicum of excitement in the attempt by Michael Wilding, Hugh Williams and Roland Culver, along with their French guide James Mason, to glean information about Nazi invasion plans. But the comic subplot involving Wilding and his French wife, and the romance that develops between Williams and Mason's sister (Carla Lehmann), are embarrassingly twee. Credit to director Harold French for keeping the pace brisk, but this is unremarkable fare. Look out for a young Stewart Granger in a bit part.


Three British undercover agents sneak into Nazi-occupied France, joining forces with a resistance member and his suspicious sister to infiltrate a German base in search of information and to free an important prisoner of war. Second World War spy drama, starring James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Roland Culver and Michael Wilding.

Cast & Crew

Raoul de Carnot James Mason
Michele de Carnot Carla Lehmann
Capt Red Gowan Roland Culver
Pte Nobby Clark Michael Wilding
Sub-Lieutenant Jackson Stewart Granger
Major Peter Garnett Hugh Williams
Violette Nancy Price
Major Lang Karel Stepanek
Director Harold French
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: video