Night Boat to Dublin (1946)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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If nothing else, the British melodrama Night Boat to Dublin had topicality going for it. As Captain David Grant, Robert Newton heads the cast of this spy-hunt caper. The plot concerns the efforts to rescue a Swedish scientist from the clutches of Nazi ringleader Keitel (Herbert Lom) and his minions. The scientist is of course of the "atomic" variety, meaning that it's crucial to smuggle him to safety before the Germans can learn his secrets. The authentic Dublin dialects heard throughout the film add charm and authenticity to the proceedings, though they are a bit hard to understand at times.

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war, agent [representative], boating, bomb, capture, criminal, espionage, Ireland, kidnapping, motel, Nazism, nuclear-weapon, physics, rescue, scientist, Sweden, victim