Original British 10 inch x 8 inch Portrait of JOHN GIELGUD in the 1936 Alfred Hitchcock Thriller SECRET AGENT, based on the story by W. Somerset Maugham.
The scenario is an ambitious web of double identity and double meaning. Edgar Brodie (Gielgud) is a British novelist-turned-spy who travels to Switzerland during World War I under the name of Richard Ashenden. With him are a fictional wife, Elsa Carrington (Carroll), and an eccentric hired assassin known as “the General” (Peter Lorre). Their mission is to find and kill a German spy, but first they must guess who he is.
The portrait, on doubleweight paper, is in fine condition with minor ink mark just to the right of the hat.
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