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Original review at TVGuide

TV Guide review

The Spy in Black (1939)
aka U-Boat 29

Released in the US under the not-so-catchy title U-Boat 29, this Michael Powell espionage picture takes place during WW I. Conrad Veidt plays German submarine commander Capt. Hardt, who is cruising off the coast of England when he gets word that he is to proceed forthwith to the northern Orkney Islands and rendezvous with a female agent who will give him further instructions. He meets Joan (Valerie Hobson), a schoolteacher in the employ of the Kaiser, only to learn in time that she and her cohort, British naval officer Blacklock (Sebastian Shaw), are triple agents. Veidt is sensational in one of his many German roles, the most memorable being Casablanca's Maj. Strasser.

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