I See a Dark Stranger

Synopsis: Determined, independent Bridie Quilty comes of age in 1944 Ireland thinking all Englishmen are devils. Her desire to join the IRA meets no encouragement, but a German spy finds her easy to recruit. We next find her working in a pub near a British military prison, using her sex appeal in the service of the enemy. But chance puts a really vital secret into her hands, leading to a chase involving Bridie, a British officer who's fallen for her, a German agent unknown to them both, and the police...paralleled by Bridie's own internal conflicts.
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Director(s): Frank Launder
Production: Odeon Entertainment
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98 min

She appears to have made it up.

Thank you, Mr Ransome.

Now that's all settled

to nobody's satisfaction but my own...

...I'll be getting my things together.

I just want to say how grateful I am

to you all, for your kindness...

One of these days you'll be as proud of me

as you were of my father.

Uncle Timothy... are you taking me

to the station?

I'd better go and harness the mare,

I suppose.

Let ME take you, Bridie...

No..no..no..nobody's to come to the

station... Only Uncle Timothy.

I don't want my 21st birthday celebrations


You know it is my belief...

...that it was her father who put

all that nonsense into her head.

Maybe... he had a power of words

and a very far-reaching imagination.

What are you hinting at, Maggie?

I'm hinting at nothing.

Only I'm told, that

of all the men of Ireland...

...that are supposed to have fought

in the Rise and did fight...

...the General Post Office and all the buildings

of Dublin put together, wouldn't hold them.

Not that I'm saying a word

against Danny, mind you.

Indeed, I should hope not!

Anyone in Ballygarry can tell you

that he set out on his bicycle for Dublin.

He set out, alright.

But there's a terrible lot of pubs

between here and Dublin.

Goodbye, Terence!

Quickly... the train's here!

Hurry now... we'll miss it.

Goodbye Uncle Timothy!

Take care of yourself, Bridie!

His hair is going Grey.

But it looks very nice,

the way he has it brushed.

He has a faraway look in his eyes.

A poet, maybe.

No... he's much too clean.

And he puts his trousers under the

mattress, like Terence Delaney!

Hasn't he the lovely nails!

He's a gentleman, I think.

I don't like being alone with a

strange man, at this time of night.

He doesn't look that sort of man,

of course, but...

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Frank Launder

Frank Launder (28 January 1906 – 23 February 1997) was a British writer, film director and producer, who made more than 40 films, many of them in collaboration with Sidney Gilliat.He was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England and worked briefly as a clerk before becoming an actor and then a playwright. He began working as a screenwriter on British films in the 1930s, contributing the original story for the classic Will Hay comedy Oh, Mr Porter! (1937). After writing a number of screenplays with Gilliat, including The Lady Vanishes (1938) for Alfred Hitchcock, and Night Train to Munich for Carol Reed; the two men wrote and directed the wartime drama Millions Like Us (1943).After founding their own production company Individual Pictures, they produced a number of memorable dramas and thrillers including I See a Dark Stranger (1945) and Green for Danger (1946), but were best known for their comedies including The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) and most famously, the St Trinians series, based on Ronald Searle's cartoons set in an anarchic girls school. He was married to actress Bernadette O'Farrell from 1950 until his death in Monaco. The couple had two children. more…

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