Clouds over Europe (1939)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Psychological Thriller  |   Release Date - Mar 2, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This British spy thriller concerns the theft of valuable aircraft secrets by enemy agents. Laurence Olivier plays a firebrand test pilot who falls under suspicion when several planes disappear. Costar Ralph Richardson steals the film as a seemingly befuddled secret service operative assigned to the case. Despite its topicality (the film was made in 1939, when Europe was bracing itself against the possibility of war), Q Planes is played with the tongue-in-cheek bravado of a "Boy's Own Paper" tale. Q Planes was released in the US as Clouds over Europe.

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aerial, bomb, Britain, coast, espionage, handsome, inspection, investigation, investigator, mastermind, missing, plans, radio, romance, secret-plan, secrets, sister, test-pilot, theory, barnstorming, Scotland-Yard