Unpublished Story

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Unpublished Story
Unpublished Story FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Harold French
Produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan
Written by Anatole de Grunwald
Anthony Havelock-Allan
Patrick Kirwan
Allan MacKinnon
Starring Richard Greene
Valerie Hobson
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Cinematography Bernard Knowles
Edited by Vera Campbell
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • August 10, 1942 (1942-08-10) (UK)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Unpublished Story is a 1942 British black-and-white war film, directed by Harold French and starring Richard Greene and Valerie Hobson. It was produced and co-written by Anthony Havelock-Allan.


In May 1940, Bob Randall (Greene), a war correspondent with a fictional London newspaper, the Gazette, is evacuated with British troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. He writes a hard-hitting story of his experiences, but it is killed by the censor (Radford).

As London burns in the Blitz, and the newspaper struggles to stay in business, he writes several more eye-witness stories, and then learns of People For Peace, a pacifist organisation. He suspects the members of being Nazi tools and investigates the group. He finds the Gazette's fashion journalist, Carole Bennett (Hobson), at the group's meeting, also there after a story. This brings him to the attention of British counter-intelligence, and he is informed his suspicions are correct and that it has already been penetrated by a British security officer.

When Trapes, one of the sincere members of the organisation, changes his views and sends Bennett a letter, but he naively informs his fellow "pacifists". They reveal themselves to be Nazi agents and force him to contact Bennett in an attempt to retrieve the letter. However, they are captured after a shootout with the authorities. The two reporters have their story, but the security officer in charge makes it clear that the incident must remain unpublished.



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