Second Bureau (1936 film)

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Second Bureau
Directed by Victor Hanbury
Produced by John Stafford
Written by Charles Robert-Dumas (novel)
Reginald Long
Ákos Tolnay
Starring Marta Labarr
Charles Oliver
Arthur Wontner
Meinhart Maur
Music by Jack Beaver
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited by Ralph Thomas
Distributed by RKO Pictures
Release date
December 1936
Running time
75 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Second Bureau is a 1936 British spy romance film directed by Victor Hanbury and starring Marta Labarr, Charles Oliver and Arthur Wontner. It was made at Shepperton Studios[1] and based on a novel Second Bureau by Charles Robert-Dumas. It was a remake of a 1935 French film of the same name.

The film's title refers to the French military intelligence outfit Deuxième Bureau.


A French spy, Captain Paul Benoit, manages to steal some German secrets. The Germans send Erna Fielder, an agent of their own, after him, but the two spies end up falling in love.



  1. ^ Wood p.92


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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