Classic Hitchcock mystery with overtones of light comedy and romance,
as innocent Donat is pulled into spy-ring activities. Memorable
banter between Donat and Carroll, who thinks he's a criminal,
set style for sophisticated dialogue for years.
The film was remade
in 1959 and 1978.
The first scene filmed was the escape, where Madeleine
Carroll and Robert Donat run handcuffed. Both actors had never met and
Hitchcock hancuffed them hours before the scene was taken arguing that
he had misplaced the keys when in fact he had given them to a studio
Tossing some litter
while Robert Donat and Lucie Mannheim run from the theater, seven minutes
into the movie.