Synopsis by Michael Betzold
This WWII espionage drama is based on the true tale of a British spy, as told in the story by J. Alvin Kugelmass. Alex Schottland (Jack Hawkins) is a career agent for England, having served during WWI. He is assigned to Nazi Germany and rises to the rank of general as WWII breaks out. His contact is Cornaz (Felix Alymer), who pretends to be a clock seller. But Cornaz's identity is discovered, and he is brutally murdered. Schottland overcomes suspicions and makes contacts with a new British agent, Lili Geyr (Gia Scala), who is a nightclub singer. His love for her is first feigned as part of the spy game -- then becomes real.
war, agent [representative], antiques, Britain, criminal, deception, disguise, escape, espionage, General, Germany, Gestapo, impersonation, infiltration, informer, killing, love, Nazism, radio, secrets, songwriter, suspect, tension, truth