Codename Intelligentsia

Codename Intelligentsia

The Life and Times of the Honourable Ivor Montagu - Filmmaker, Communist, Spy

Hardback448pp Illustrated232x156mm

9780750987059     Product Code: 511698


The son of a wealthy peer, Ivor Montagu founded the Film Society at Cambridge to champion the art form – but his overriding belief was in communism. Based on interviews and archival research, this biography follows these two interests, recounting a career that included making documentaries about the Spanish Civil War, producing several of Hitchcock’s films and spying for Russia, while remaining blind until the end of his life to the horrors of Stalin’s regime.

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