Robert Hamer direction, Diana Morgan script. Based on a play by Roland Pertwee, who wrote the ‘scenario’ for The Spy In Black. (Not the story. Not the script. The scenario!)
Very dry humour: ‘I deplore this modern tendency to short sermons.’
Diana Morgan, whose number one script this is (she’s also 1 of 4, including Graham Greene, who wrote Went The Day Well?), was the subject of Their Finest (2016), which was perfectly ok but really a documentary would be better.
Googie Withers is just fantastic! Stanwyck crossed with Crawford crossed with Therese Raquin.
And so is Mervyn Johns (father of Glynis), who also starred in WTDW?, The Halfway House (script by DM) and Dead Of Night (co-directed by RH).
And Gordon Jackson!