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Title of the Film YELLOW CANARY
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1943
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 98
Length (in meters) 2697
Colour b/w
Genre Spy thriller, anti-Nazi
Based on/Source  
Production Companies RKO Radio Pictures
Producer(s) Herbert Wilcox
Director Herbert Wilcox
Cast Anna Neagle, Richard Greene, Nova Pilbeam, Lucie Mannheim, Albert Lieven, Sybilla Binder, Margaret Rutherford, Tatiana Lieven
Literature Monthly Film Bulletin, October 1943
Jewish Chronicle, 5 November 1943
Times, 8 November 1943
Die Zeitung, 12 November 1943
Punch, 24 November 1943
Picturegoer, 11 December 1943
New York Times, 14 April 1944
The Nation, 13 May 1944 (James Agee)
Aufbau, 9 June 1944
Palestine Post, 17 June 1946
Special notes Director of photography: Max Greene (= Mutz Greenbaum)
"THE YELLOW CANARY is mediocre British spy stuff, relieved only by British film cliché, which is several times as realistic and intelligent as ours." (James Agee)

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