SECRET AGENT (1936) Photo of Lorre, Gielgud, Carroll, Young


Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. John Gielgud, Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young, Lillie Palmer, dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Gaumont British Corp. There are a few abrasions along the top blank white margin and at the very top of the still above Robert Young’s head. Pin holes at each corner have been filled in, near fine.

Based on a Campbell Dixon play and Somerset Maugham novel, Hitchcock and his writers brought to the screen a brilliant tale of mystery and thrills, tinged with comedy and romance, presented in a style all his own. The story is about three British agents assigned to assassinate a German spy during WWI. Two of them suffer problems when the mission conflicts with their consciences.

This still is for the US-release of the British Gaumont film. In still coded “A 59-25” are Peter Lorre, John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll and Robert Young in a lighter moment of the film.

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