Secret Mission (1942)


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During the Second World War, two British army officers, Garnett and Gowan, together with Private Clark, who used to live in France and ran a café with his French wife, and Raoul, a member of the Free French forces, are dropped off on the coast of occupied France. Their mission is to collect intelligence on German military strength in the area, prior to an airborne raid. They rendezvous at the chateau used as German headquarters, which is Raoul's ancestral home. His sister Michele still lives there, but is resigned to cooperation with the occupiers, and is too frightened to assist in the men's mission.

As part of the mission, Garnett and Gowan masquerade as champagne salesmen, aided by a personal letter from Ribbentrop. Having thus established their bona fides, they do deals with German officers for supplying their mess. They also extract much information from the unwary Germans. They also discover that a local businessman, M. Fayolle, hated by some of the locals for his open collaboration with the occupying forces, is in fact secretly working with the French resistance and has assisted many Allied servicemen to escape.

The agents manage to gain access to a secret factory, which is so well disguised that it cannot be bombed, and show a light for arriving paratroopers, who land and overrun the factory. However, Raoul is killed.

As the other agents embark by boat to return to England, Michele refuses an offer to leave with them and promises to start working with the Resistance.

Cast

Hugh Williams as Major Peter Garnett
James Mason as Raoul de Carnot
Carla Lehmann as Michele de Carnot
Roland Culver as Captain 'Red' Gowan
Michael Wilding as Private 'Nobby' Clark
Nancy Price as Violette, housekeeper
Karel Stepanek as Major Lang
Fritz Wendhausen as General von Reichman
Betty Warren as Lulu Clark
Percy Walsh as M. Fayolle
Anita Gombault as Estelle Fayolle
Nicholas Stuart as Captain Mackenzie
John Salew as Hauptmann Gruening
Yvonne Andre as Martine, money collector
David Page as Rene de Carnot, boy
Brefni O'Rorke as Village Priest
Beatrice Varley as British Cook
Stewart Granger as Sub-Lieutenant Jackson
Oscar Ebelsbacher as Provost Officer
Herbert Lom as Medical Officer

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