DerDThey Met by Night

A smashing film put together as an elaborate joke on loose lips sinking ships and Huston’s Across the Pacific and Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes, with the prominent participation of Edward Rigby from Young and Innocent to guide the perplexed, and a tone of nonchalance to carry the day.

James Mason as the Royal Navy commander with fake orders loses a ship, Joyce Howard finds a body and loses it, the pair of them trace the Nazi spy ring to Liverpool.

Karel Stepanek and Tom Walls just give a flavor of Lorre & Greenstreet here and there.