Secret of Stamboul

Secret of Stamboul, also known as The Spy in White, is a 1936 British thriller film, taken from the novel The Eunuch of Stamboul by Dennis Wheatley, directed by Andrew Marton and starring Valerie Hobson, James Mason and Frank Vosper. It was made at Shepperton Studios. The screenplay concerns a British agent who tries to thwart a revolution.

Secret of Stamboul
Directed byAndrew Marton
Produced byRichard Wainwright
Written byDennis Wheatley (novel)
Laslo Benedek
George A. Hill
Noel Langley
Andrew Marton
Richard Wainwright
Howard Irving Young
StarringValerie Hobson
James Mason
Frank Vosper
Kay Walsh
Music byAllan Gray
CinematographyHenry Harris
Edited byInman Hunter
Richard Wainwright Productions
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
6 October 1936
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A British agent (Mason) travels to Istanbul (Stamboul) to try to thwart a revolution.[1]




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  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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