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Dedicated to the work of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and all the other people, both actors and technicians who helped them make those wonderful films.

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Fascinating trivia (and any goofs) connected with the film

- When Powell and the crew went on location to Ramsgate (Eastgate in the film) they sent all their luggage and equipment in cases boldly marked CONTRABAND. Luckily the local wartime Contraband Controllers saw the funny side and when they arrived at the hotel they found their cases had stamps and stencils all over them saying things like EXPLOSIVES, EXAMINED, CONDEMNED.

- Just after they play the National Anthem to close the cinema we see a clock showing that it's just passed midnight. Cinemas didn't stay open that late in 1939/40.

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