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Espionage Agent (1939)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 30 September 1939 (USA)
When Barry Corvall discovers that his new bride is a possible enemy agent, he resigns from the diplomatic service to go undercover to route out an espionage ring planning to destroy ... See full summary »

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Barry Corvall
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Brenda Ballard
Jeffrey Lynn ...
Lowell Warrington
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Dudley Garrett
Stanley Ridges ...
Hamilton Peyton
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Dr. Rader
Howard C. Hickman ...
Walter Forbes (as Howard Hickman)
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Karl Mullen
Nana Bryant ...
Mrs. Corvall
Rudolph Anders ...
Paul Strawn (as Robert O. Davis)
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ...
Dr. Helm (as Hans Von Twardowski)
Lucien Prival ...
Decker
Addison Richards ...
Bruce Corvall
Edwin Stanley ...
Secretary of State
Granville Bates ...
Phineas T. O'Grady
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When Barry Corvall discovers that his new bride is a possible enemy agent, he resigns from the diplomatic service to go undercover to route out an espionage ring planning to destroy American industrial capability. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

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30 September 1939 (USA)  »

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Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Lloyd Ingraham (Woodrow Wilson), Alex Melesh (Headwaiter), Eddie Acuff (Taxi driver) and Mary Forbes. See more »

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The German soldiers' uniforms, though otherwise correct for the late 1930's, feature blank white armbands without the Nazi swastika emblems real German soldiers wore. See more »

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Referenced in Shining Through (1992) See more »

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Kaiserwalzer (Emperor Waltz), Op. 437
(1889) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Played when Brenda runs into Strawn at the Geneva bar
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Surprise, anyone?

There is little doubt in this film that World War II is about to begin. In fact, it was released just twenty-one days after the invasion of Poland by German forces and was in production long before. Scare tactics aside, the movie reveals real fears during the months preceding the war. Spies, counterspies, terror, suspicions, and other prologues to war gave ample warning of renewed global conflict. This movie reflects that warning.Viewing this film leads one to wonder, given the ample clues, how the war could surprise anyone.


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