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Counter-Espionage (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | 3 September 1942 (USA)
The Lone Wolf tracks down Nazi spies in London during the German bombing.

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The Lone Wolf tracks down Nazi spies in London during the German bombing.

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Risking the bullets of spies...to save London from bombs! (original poster) See more »

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The "L.C.C." on the side of the ambulance stand for "London County Council". See more »

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At the beginning of the film the streets are shown as being lit up, the lights only going off as the sirens went off. In fact there was a total blackout on the streets during the war so that no lights were supposed to show. Each day the newspapers published a time by which all streets were to be blacked out. See more »

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Followed by The Lone Wolf (1954) See more »

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Rainy Day Movie
3 May 2016 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

And the day I watched it, it was raining. It's a good programmer which killed some time until dinner and, besides, I couldn't mow the lawn anyway.

"Counter Espionage" has a recognizable cast who move the story along in an entertaining fashion, along the way striving to overcome a mundane plot which tries the audience's patience with plot contrivance after contrivance, but I just went with it with it since it was raining out.

I Always enjoy the dulcet tones of Warren William as The Lone Wolf and he's aided and abetted here by Eric Blore, his simpering man Friday, and Hillary Brooke as a heroine for a change. Lloyd Bridges has an unbilled role as a henchman.

I suppose it could have been better but at 75 minutes it doesn't wear out its welcome, and it's odd not even Edward Dmytryk could punch it up for a higher rating.


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