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Title Contraband [videorecording] / British National Films Ltd. present ; original story & screen play by Emeric Pressburger ; scenario by Michael Powell and Brock Williams ; directed by Michael Powell ; produced by John Corfield.

Imprint New York : Kino on Video, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    CON    Staff Reported Missing
Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Credits Cinematography, Freddie A. Young ; editor, John Seabourne ; music, Richard Addinsell, John Greenwood.
Cast Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler, Raymond Lovell, Esmond Knight, Charles Victor, Phoebe Kershaw, Harold Warrender.
Summary Set in England during the early days of World War II... a Danish sea captain and his enigmatic 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"--Container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD.
Subject Espionage, German -- England -- Drama.
Kidnapping -- England -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Germany -- Drama.
Blackouts in war -- Drama.
Contraband of war -- Drama.
Genre/Form Spy films.
War films.
Film noir.
Added Author Powell, Michael, 1905-1990.
Corfield, John, 1893-1953.
Pressburger, Emeric, 1902-1988.
Veidt, Conrad, 1893-1943.
Hobson, Valerie, 1917-1998.
Petrie, Hay, 1895-1948.
Ambler, Joss, 1900-1959.
Lovell, Raymond, 1900-1953.
Knight, Esmond, 1906-1987.
Victor, Charles, 1896-1965.
Kershaw, Phoebe.
Warrender, Harold, 1903-1953.
Williams, Brock.
Young, Freddie.
Addinsell, Richard, 1904-1977.
Greenwood, John, 1889-1975.
British National Films, Ltd.
Kino International Corporation.
Note Also known as: Blackout
Standard No. 738329021122
Music No. K211 DVD Kino on Video

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