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Film@6pm: Old World Intrigue! Contraband

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August 1, 2011

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Contraband (1940; 88 mins.)  Directed by Michael Powell and starring Valerie Hobson and Conrad Veidt.  Set in England during the early days of World War II, a Danish sea captain and his passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. The plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. Most of the story takes place under blackout conditions, in which the great city becomes a mysterious dark labyrinth.