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Nazi Agent (1942)

A story of German-born identical twins (both played by Veidt), one a loyal American and the other, a Nazi official.

Director:

Jules Dassin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Conrad Veidt ... Otto Becker / Baron Hugo Von Detner
Ann Ayars ... Kaaren De Relle
Frank Reicher ... Fritz
Dorothy Tree ... Miss Harper
Ivan F. Simpson ... Professor Sterling (as Ivan Simpson)
William Tannen ... Ludwig
Martin Kosleck ... Kurt Richten
Marc Lawrence ... Joe Aiello
Sidney Blackmer ... Arnold Milbar
Moroni Olsen ... Brenner
Pierre Watkin ... Grover Blaine McHenry
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A story of German-born identical twins (both played by Veidt), one a loyal American and the other, a Nazi official. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Taglines:

The Girl and the Gestapo! Hidden enemies! It's thrilling!!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salute to Courage See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's initial telecast in Los Angeles took place Sunday 18 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Monday 28 October 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by San Francisco 24 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, by New York City 18 July 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

When Arnold Milbar approaches Becker (posing as his twin brother Baron Von Detner); Milbar is holding a cigarette with his left hand. But on the next cut after introducing himself; Milbar is now holding the cigarette with his right hand. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Inglourious Basterds (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Columbia, Gem of the Ocean
(uncredited)
aka "The Red, White and Blue"
Played at the end
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The Canary Birds were a Nice Touch
23 December 2014 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Directorial Debut for Jules Dassin and it Shows a Talent in the Rough as the Film has Flourishes that Enhance its Low Budget. It has Style. Conrad Veidt is Excellent in what Starts Out as a Dual Role.

The Film was Made Early in the Turmoil of the Beginning of WWII and as such was Able to Show a Sympathetic German. The Implausibility of the Story is a Suspension of Disbelief but Nevertheless it is Intriguing and Suspenseful with Good Performances All Around.

An MGM B-Movie with Class. Dassin would Dismiss All of His MGM Output in Later Years. Worth a Watch because of the Director and Veidt and for an Early Hollywood Effort to Rally the Citizenry.


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