Movie Diary 1/30/2022

The Spy in Black (Michael Powell, 1939). A model of taut filmmaking and also a distinctive Powell (and Pressburger too) picture, with its almost unthinkable sympathy for a German character (WWI U-Boat captain Conrad Veidt) on an undercover mission in the Orkney Islands. A startling film in many ways, including its occasional flashes of violence.