A British commando brigade sets out on a daring raid against a German Harbour in Occupied France, unaware that Nazi secret agents have infiltrated their base and know their plans.
The ambush is already set... Highly praised for it's strong cast and superb battle scenes, THE NEXT OF KIN was made by the celebrated Ealing Studios in 1941. Commissioned by the War Office, it was intended as a stark warning about the danger of Fifth Columnists - nazi spies and saboteurs working undercover in wartime Britain.
Originally made as a training film, THE NEXT OF KIN was considered so impressive that it was released to cinemas too and became a great commercial success.
Winston Churchill wanted it banned as a threat to morale, but it conceded that it's message - that anyone could be a German spy - needed to be heard. Today, THE NEXT OF KIN is still highly regarded for it's dramatic and realistic portrayal of British commandos in battle, and for the skilful way in which it gets it's message across so entertainingly.
Cast: Mervyn Johns .... No 23: Mr Davis
John Chandos .... No 16: his contact
Nova Pilbeam .... Beppie Leemans
Reginald Tate .... Major Richards
Stephen Murray .... Mr Barratt.
Runtime: 102 min
Black and White
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