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German Spy Peril
German Spy Peril

German Spy Peril 1914

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German Spy Peril 1914

19 mins United Kingdom Director. Bert Haldane

This is an inspired piece of propaganda, drawing parallels with the gunpowder plot and referencing the surge in patriotic enlistment to the armed forces. The hero, barred from enlisting on health grounds, overhears German spies planning to blow up the Houses of Parliament, and vows to stop them. Shots of Big Ben counting down the minutes and standing after the explosion add dramatic tension.

Directed by

Bert Haldane

Featuring

J. Hastings Batson

Genres

War

Tags

Sabotage Espionage Houses of Parliament (building) World War I

Collection

1914 on Film Cinema of WWI

Released

1914

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Barker Motion Photography

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