Alfred Hitchcock’s name guarantees creativity, so it’s no surprise that his entry into the propaganda world, the short film Aventure Malgache, took a more suspenseful approach to narrative. Hired by the British Ministry of Information, Hitch delivered a tense character study centered on an actor who admits to being part of the French Resistance during an illegal radio broadcast. In theory, Aventure Malgache was intended to provide a salute to those who defected from Nazi influence, but, thanks to its director, it’s too cinematic to be remembered solely on those terms. You can’t blame the guy: Hitchcock could’ve turned paint drying into a nail-biting exercise in nervous anticipation.