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ILLUSTRATED: PUNCH, 3 MAY 1950, PAGE 484, 'DOCTOR'S DILEMMA'
EXHIBITED: 'THE ILLUSTRATORS. THE BRITISH ART OF ILLUSTRATION 1800-2013'
NOVEMBER 2013 - JANUARY 2014, NO 312
State Secret (Sidney Gilliat, UK, 1950) was released in the United States under the title, The Great Manhunt. Vacationing in a Balkan state, suggestive of Yugoslavia, Dr John Marlowe (Fairbanks Jnr) is pressured by the head of the Secret Service (Hawkins) into operating on the Tito-like Generalisimo. When the dictator dies, Marlowe flees. In the same year, a very similar film, entitled Crisis, was released; set in South America it had a Peron-like dictator.