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Author: Michael PowellJohn CorfieldRoland GillettEmeric PressburgerBrock WilliamsAll authors
Publisher: New York : Kino on Video, [2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in England during the early days of World War II, a Danish sea captain and his passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. The plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. Most of the story takes place under blackout conditions, in which the great city becomes a mysterious dark labyrinth.
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Genre/Form: Spy films
War films
Fiction films
Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Powell; John Corfield; Roland Gillett; Emeric Pressburger; Brock Williams; Freddie Young; John Seabourne; Richard Addinsell; John Greenwood; Muir Mathieson; Alfred Junge; A W Watkins; C C Stevens; Conrad Veidt; Valerie Hobson; Hay Petrie; Joss Ambler; Raymond Lovell; Esmond Knight; Charles Victor; Phoebe Kershaw; Harold Warrender; John Longden; Eric Maturin; Paddy Browne; British National Films, Ltd.,; Anglo American Film Corporation.; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 48272550
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940.
Also issued as part of the box set: Film noir, five classics from the studio vaults.
Credits: Photography, F.A. Young ; editing, John Seabourne ; music composed by Richard Addinsell, John Greenwood ; music directed by Muir Mathieson ; settings, Alfred Junge ; recording, A.W. Watkins, C.C. Stevens.
Cast: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler, Raymond Lovell, Esmond Knight, Charles Victor, Phoebe Kershaw, Harold Warrender, John Longden, Eric Maturin, Paddy Browne.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC,
Other Titles: Film noir, five classics from the studio vaults.
Contraband (Motion picture : 1940)
Blackout
Responsibility: British National Films Ltd. ; Anglo American Film Corporation Limited ; original story & screen play by Emeric Pressburger ; scenario by Michael Powell and Brock Williams ; directed by Michael Powell ; produced by John Corfield ; associate producer, Roland Gillett.

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Set in England during the early days of World War II, a Danish sea captain and his passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. The plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. Most of the story takes place under blackout conditions, in which the great city becomes a mysterious dark labyrinth.

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