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Underground Agent (1942)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 3 December 1942 (USA)
Lee Graham (Bruce Bennett) and Johnny Davis (Frank Albertson) are U.S. government agents, aided by Ann Carter (Leslie Brooks), assigned to prevent Nazi spies involved in a telephone-tapping... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Gordon

Writers:

J. Robert Bren (story and screenplay), Gladys Atwater (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bruce Bennett ... Lee Graham
Leslie Brooks ... Ann Carter
Frank Albertson ... Johnny Davis
Julian Rivero ... Miguel Gonzales
George McKay George McKay ... Pete Dugan
Rhys Williams ... Henry Miller
Henry Victor ... Johann Schrode
Addison Richards ... George Martin
Rosina Galli Rosina Galli ... Maria Gonzales
Warren Ashe ... John Ward
Russell Gaige Russell Gaige ... Dr. Fenwick
Crane Whitley Crane Whitley ... Giuseppe Ormanti
Leonard Strong ... Count Akiri
Hans Conried ... Hugo
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Lee Graham (Bruce Bennett) and Johnny Davis (Frank Albertson) are U.S. government agents, aided by Ann Carter (Leslie Brooks), assigned to prevent Nazi spies involved in a telephone-tapping scheme from infiltrating a California war-defense plant. To help them in their cause Lee invents an ingenious word-scrambler which leads to the round-up of the German spies. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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WATCH NAZI WIRE TAPPERS GET THEIR WIRES CROSSED...WHEN A YANK PLUGS IN...WITH BULLETS! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La ciudad minada See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Cliché ridden bit of wartime propaganda educating a wary public
15 January 2007 | by AsgardianSee all my reviews

Remembering the period of history when this was made you need to make excuses for several examples of shoddy movie making. Every racial stereotype of the bad guys is represented. Whereas the the immigrants to America are highlighted with every kilogram of patriotic fervour possible.

It is a simple tale of how the government and phone company are at their wits end on how to stop Axis powers from wire tapping into the phone lines, hence gaining vital information from ammunitions plants regarding production and shipping schedules.

Thereafter telephone company employees become vigilantes to combat those nasty German, Italian & Japanese agents.

Don't expect a Hitchcock tale here, and you may enjoy it.


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