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Espionage Agent (1939)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  30 September 1939 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Barry Corvall
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Brenda Ballard
Jeffrey Lynn ...
Lowell Warrington
George Bancroft ...
Dudley Garrett
Stanley Ridges ...
Hamilton Peyton
James Stephenson ...
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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

George Bancroft is credited onscreen as Dudley Garrett, but radio announcer Wendell Niles introduces him as Donald Garrett. See more »

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Referenced in Shining Through (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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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terrorists in the U.S.?
26 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joel McCrea is a member of the foreign service who inadvertently marries a part-time spy in "Espionage Agent." This is a very interesting film for several reasons. War is about to break out in Europe, and the U.S. is planning to stay neutral, and in fact, in one scene, an American broadcaster gives a call for neutrality.

After getting into the U.S. on a forged passport, McCrea's wife, played by the darkly beautiful Brenda Marshall, confesses her past associations, and states that she's been approached to do more favors for an espionage group. McCrea resigns his post, and with his wife's help, sets out to expose the spy network in the U.S.

In the aftermath of 9/11, watching a 67-year-old film where a group of people have agents in place throughout the country and sites ready to bomb is chilling.

There are some tense, exciting scenes and an attractive cast, but the film is more of historical interest than anything else. Look for TV Superman George Reeves in a very small, uncredited role.


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