Yellow Canary (1943)

There’s romance among spies in this thrilling drama starring Anna Neagle as a Nazi sympathiser.

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Introduction

Anna Neagle is extremely convincing as a Mitford-style Nazi sympathiser who migrates to Canada.

Adapted from a story by Pamela Bower, this film successfully subverts Neagle’s squeaky-clean image, established by her public persona and portrayals of Queen Victoria and Amy Johnson, and explores the dilemma of romance among spies and double agents, foreshadowing Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious (1946).

Director Herbert Wilcox elicits a strong central performance from his spouse and lead actress, who persuasively exudes treachery and betrayal.

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