Tuesday, 25 January 2011

School for Secrets (1946)

A typically earnest post-war movie, this features a group of boffins trying to develop a new type of radar to help the war effort. It plods along reasonably enough, without much excitement or emotion it has to be said, but the movie's enlightened somewhat by John Laurie (Sergeant Frazer in Dad's Army) as Dr McVitie, which makes you think he's more involved with the creation of biscuits than radio-wave devices. It's most notable for being Peter Ustinov's directorial debut, the first of nine movies he directed. It was also the fourth of twenty eight titles that he was writer for.

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