Spy for a Day

Spy for a Day is a 1940 British comedy thriller film directed by Mario Zampi and starring Douglas Wakefield, Paddy Browne and Jack Allen.[1] The screenplay concerns a British farmer who is abducted by the Germans during World War I.

Spy for a Day
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Directed byMario Zampi
Produced byMario Zampi
Written byStory: Stacy Aumonier
Screenplay: Ralph Block, Emeric Pressburger, Hans Wilhelm, Anatole de Grunwald
StarringDouglas Wakefield, Paddy Browne, Jack Allen
Music byNicholas Brodszky
CinematographyBernard Knowles
Edited byDavid Lean
Distributed byParamount British Pictures
Release date
  • 27 April 1940 (1940-04-27) (UK)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


During World War I, a British farmer is abducted by the Germans to take the place of a spy about to be executed whom he closely resembles.



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