Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Stunning set pieces abound in Alfred Hitchcock’s espionage adventure.
Made partly to raise the American public’s awareness of the Nazi threat, this picaresque espionage adventure follows a US journalist to London and Holland to cover a mooted peace treaty; instead, with the help of a diplomat’s daughter, he uncovers a conspiracy. Set pieces abound, including one at Westminster Cathedral and a windmill that conceals a sinister secret.
1940 USA
Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock
Written by
Charles Bennett, Joan Harrison
Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall
Running time
119 minutes