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The Dawn Express (1942)

Passed  -  Action | Drama | Mystery  -  27 March 1942 (USA)
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A Nazi spy ring is after a chemical formula that increases the power of ordinary gasoline for U.S. Army aviation use. Two U.S. chemical companies are developing the formula, with each ... See full summary »

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Robert Norton
Anne Nagel ...
Nancy Fielding
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Tom Fielding
Constance Worth ...
Linda Pavlo
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ...
Captain Gemmler (as Hans von Twardowski)
Jack Mulhall ...
Chief Agent James Curtis
George Pembroke ...
Professor Karl Schmidt
Kenneth Harlan ...
Agent Brown
Robert Frazer ...
John Oliver
Hans von Morhart ...
Heinrich - Kidnapper
Michael Vallon ...
Argus - Blind Spy
Willy Castello ...
Otto - Tavern Spy
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A Nazi spy ring is after a chemical formula that increases the power of ordinary gasoline for U.S. Army aviation use. Two U.S. chemical companies are developing the formula, with each working on half for security purposes. The spies get half the formula and know that either of two chemists, Robert Norton (Michael Wilding or Tom Fielding (William Bakewell), knows the rest. They capture Fielding, through a ruse by gang member Linda Pavlo (Constance Worth, and threaten the life of his sister Nancy (Anne Nagel) and his mother if he does not give them the formula. To protect his friend Fielding, who does know the formula and is engaged to Nancy, Tom pretends to know the secret and boards the Dawn Express plane with the spy leader and his gang. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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FLAMING DRAMA...as Federal Agents and 5th Columnists Battle Desperately in the Sky Trails (original print ad) See more »

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Dawn Express  »

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Interesting tale of nazi spies
27 July 2001 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

It is during World War II and nazi spies will stop at nothing to get a secret formula of increasing the power of gasoline. Two scientists Norton and Fielding have the information. Will Norton accept the offer of 100,000 dollars or will Fielding accept the offer of the lives of his mother and sister? What about the protection of the american intelligence team assigned to protect them? One of the agents should have watched an episode of "Get Smart" because when he gets killed he could have said "fell for the old knife hidden in the blind man's cane trick." A rather interesting film and worth the watch.


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