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The film was to have featured Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne as their characters Charters and Caldicott. However the actors demanded more screen-time than the producers were prepared to give them. The roles played by Garry Marsh (Goodhusband) and Tom Macaulay (Spanswick) are thinly disguised versions of Charters and Caldicott.
Man in Bookshop:
You've got your papers for England, I take it?
J. Miller: Yes, I've an Argentine passport. I'm going to Britain to buy bulls, apparently. I could have thought of happier excuses; I don't like bulls.
Man in Bookshop: Bulls will be the easiest part of your business. Did you ever ...
In the station buffet at Crewe Deborah Kerr sees a newspaper headline stating 'Suspected German spy shot'. Later in a Liverpool hotel room she takes a newspaper out of her handbag and unfolds it to a back inside page where the headline about the spy is., not on the front page as would be expected. Later she picks it up again but it's now folded to the front page which shows it to be The Northern Echo. This paper is based in Darlington and only circulates around that area. While a copy might have been left on a train those only go North and South not to the West Country. The Echo at that at that time was the same format as the Telegraph so it would have been impossible to fold it up to fit in a handbag.