Secret Agent was produced in 1935 and released in 1936
John Gielgud... Ashenden
Peter Lorre... The General
Madeleine Carroll... Elsa
Robert Young... Marvin
Percy Marmont... Caypor
Florence Kahn... Mrs. Caypor
Charles Carson... 'R'
Lilli Palmer... Lilli
Tom Helmore... Colonel Anderson (uncredited)
Hitchcock on actors
There is a dreadful story that I hate actors. I can't imagine how such a rumor began. Of course it may possibly be because I was once quoted as saying that actors are cattle. My actor friends know I would never be capable of such a thoughtless, rude and unfeeling remark . . . What I probably said was that actors should be treated like cattle.
Themes and Motifs in Alfred Hitchcock's Films
Newspapers • Alcohol • Birds motif • Blackmail • Film in the Film • Flashbacks • Kiss • High Angle Shots • Homosexuality • Murders • Serial Killers • Strangulation • Subjective Camera • Titles design (opening credit •