Naval Warfare Movies

The Spy in Black

Director: Michael Powell
Starring: Conrad Veidt, Sebastian Shaw, Valerie Hobson, Marius Goring

Published: 1939
Country: UK
Length: 82 min.
Keywords: WWI, Feature

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In this feature, set during World War I, a U-boat is sent to the Orkneys on a mission to destroy the British fleet. The U-boat captain makes contact with the Kaiser's spy-on-the-spot in these northern islands, only to learn she is not what she seems. A tale of espionage and counter-espionage.


Based on a novel by J. Storer Clouston. Also called U-Boat 29.

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