The Spy in Black/U-boat 29 (1939)
In this film, Sebastian Shaw plays a recently disgraced drunken sailor by the name of Lieutenant Ashington. Supposedly, he is blaming his superiors for haven given him a faulty order rather than admitting that it had been his own drunken mistake.
After having been shown the right price, he chooses to collaborate with two German spies in a plot to sink some of his own country’s submarines in revenge (and perhaps to please his new paramour the female spy).
Or does he really?
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Appearances of Shaw’s character:
32:20-32:25 (Not very useful footage. Brief view of him as he approaches the spies house.)
Many good moments.
Various expressions and several close-ups. He’s fully I troduced as he sits quite at home while holding the female spy’s hands.
He snarls at the male spy’s formal behaviour.
He smokes a cigarette while discussing the routes of some ships.
“Alright, alright we both won.”-33:59