March 12th, 2012

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I'm After You

Passport To Suez is another Michael Lanyard/Lone Wolf picture, and it's another one made during the Second World War, meaning once again the retired jewel thief Lanyard (Warren William) and sidekick Jamison (Eric Blore) are overseas, this time around the Suez Canal.

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Southern California stands in for Somewhere Around The Suez Canal in a late-film car-and-plane chase, and is less convincing at this than it was as Mongolia in the Ace Drummond serial.

Trivia: In 1883 the British Foreign Office offered Ferdinand de Lesseps £8 million to build a second, all-British, Suez Canal. Source: The Story of P&O, David Howarth, Stephen Howarth.

Currently Reading: In The Country Of Brooklyn: Inspiration To the World, Peter Golenbock.