Cinema: Bundle from Britain

Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder have put their bright stamp on some of Britain's deftest moviemaking, first as co-scripters (Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, Carol Reed's Night Train), then as a writing-producing-directing team (The Adventuress, The Notorious Gentleman, Green for Danger). Last week the team improved U.S. moviegoing prospects with two new films:

State Secret (London Films; Columbia) blends chills and chuckles in a melodrama that recalls vintage Hitchcock. Up to its chin in understated intrigue almost as soon as its opening titles have faded, the film keeps its suspense and credibility high...

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