Cloak Without Dagger

Cloak Without Dagger is a 1956 British thriller film directed by Joseph Sterling and starring Philip Friend, Mary Mackenzie and Leslie Dwyer.[1] It was also released as Operation Conspiracy[2]

Cloak Without Dagger
British quad poster
Directed byJoseph Sterling
Produced byA.R. Rawlinson
Written byA.R. Rawlinson
StarringPhilip Friend
Mary Mackenzie
Leslie Dwyer
Music byWilfred Burns
CinematographyGerald Gibbs
Edited byCarmen Beliaeff
Balblair Productions
Distributed byButcher's Film Service (UK)
Release date
February 1956 (UK)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A fashion reporter is united with a former boyfriend, after a chance meeting, and helps him to track down an enemy spy.


Critical reception

The Radio Times described it as "an uncomfortable mix of romance and mystery" ;[3] while Britmovie called it a "light-hearted spy story with a touch of romance." [4]


  1. "Cloak without Dagger (1955)". BFI.
  2. "Operation Conspiracy".
  3. David Parkinson. "Cloak without Dagger". RadioTimes.
  4. "Cloak Without Dagger". Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.

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