|Directed by||Victor Hanbury|
|Produced by||John Stafford|
|Edited by||Ralph Thomas|
|Music by||Jack Beaver|
|Distributed by||RKO Pictures|
Second Bureau is a 1936 British spy romance film directed by Victor Hanbury and starring Marta Labarr, Charles Oliver and Arthur Wontner. It was made at Shepperton Studiosand based on a novel Second Bureau by Charles Robert-Dumas. It was a remake of a 1935 French film of the same name.
The film's title refers to the French military intelligence outfit Deuxième Bureau.
A French spy, Captain Paul Benoit, manages to steal some German secrets. The Germans send Erna Fielder, an agent of their own, after him, but the two spies end up falling in love.
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Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron, or simply The Bloody Red Baron, is a 1995 alternate history/horror novel by British author Kim Newman. It is the second book in the Anno Dracula series and takes place during the Great War, 30 years after the first novel.
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