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The Spy in Black (US: U-boat 29) is a 1939 British film, and the first collaboration between the British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. They were brought together by Alexander Korda to make the World War I spy thriller novel of the same title by Joseph Storer Clouston into a film. Powell and Pressburger eventually made over 20 films during the course of their partnership.
|The Spy in Black|
|Directed by||Michael Powell|
|Written by||Roland Pertwee (scenario)|
Emeric Pressburger (screenplay)
|Based on||The Spy in Black|
by J. Storer Clouston
|Produced by||Alexander Korda|
|Edited by||Hugh Stewart|
|Music by||Miklós Rózsa|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|3 August 1939 (UK)|
5 October (NYC)
7 October (US general)
The Spy in Black stars Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson and Sebastian Shaw, with Marius Goring and Torin Thatcher as two German submarine officers. Grant Sutherland, a minister in Powell's The Edge of the World (1937), appears in this film as a Scottish air raid warden.