Secret Agent

Secret Agent

  • 1936
  • Thriller
  • GBR
British intelligence fakes the death of Edgar Brodie (John Gielgud) to send him on a mission in Switzerland, where as Richard Ashendon he is to locate and kill a Germany spy. Accompanying Brodie are fellow agents Elsa Carrington (Madeleine Carroll), who is to play Brodie's wife, and an eccentric assassin known as The General (Peter Lorre). Locating the spy on a train, Brodie and Elsa have second thoughts about their mission just as an American (Robert Young) ingratiates himself with them.


Edgar Brodie/Richard Ashenden
Elsa Carrington
The General
Robert Marvin
Mrs. Caypor
Army captain (uncredited)


Alfred Hitchcock Director
Michael Balcon Producer
Ivor Montagu Producer
Bernard Knowles Cinematographer
Charles Frend Film Editor
Oscar Frederick Werndorff Art Direction
Joe Strassner Costume Designer
Albert Jullion Art Department
Philip Dorté Sound Recordist