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Foreign Agent (1942)

 |  Drama  |  9 October 1942 (USA)
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Hollywood starlet foils an Axis plot to sabotage the L.A. infrastructure.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Shelton ...
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Mitzi Mayo
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Okura
George Travell ...
Nick Dancy
Patsy Moran ...
Joan Collins
Lyle Latell ...
Eddie McGurk
Hans Schumm ...
Dr. Werner
William Halligan ...
Bob Davis
Kenneth Harlan ...
George McCall
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Stevens
Boyd Irwin ...
Elliott Jennings
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Carl Beck
Fee Malten ...
Anna (as Faye Wall)
Edward Peil Sr. ...
Robert Nelson (as Edward Peil)
Paul Bryar ...
Jerry the bartender
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Hollywood starlet Mitzi Mayo gets involved in a plot to steal her late father's searchlight filter plans. She joins forces with her friend Jimmy, who is working for the government. Together they manage to foil a German-Japanese plot to obtain the blueprints and to support a planned Japanese bombing of Los Angeles. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The characters of Robert Nelson and Elliott Jennings were based on real-life traitors Robert Noble and Ellis Jones, who worked together in an organization called "Friends of Progress" and staged a mock impeachment trial of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that was still going on when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Ultimately both men were arrested and convicted under a California state law calling for the registration of subversive organizations. See more »

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Taps for the Japs
Written by Bill Anderson
Performed by Gale Storm at the Harbor club
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A Monogram B, need I say more?
13 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I vaguely remember Gale Storm from "My Little Margie," or maybe it was "Oh Susanna," though possibly one or both of these were in syndication by the time I saw it.

Here she plays Mitzi Mayo, a Hollywood starlet whose father had plans for a searchlight filter which would be helpful to the Allies. She and her friend Jimmy (John Shelton) attempt to keep both the Japanese and the Germans from getting the blueprints after her father is killed.

There is no point going into how dumb this film is, with its bad print, the Germans and Japanese joining forces, and a Hollywood starlet foiling their evil plot.

Gale Storm sings a couple of songs. She made a ton of movies of this ilk before turning to television, with two successful series. "My Little Margie" had silent movie star Charles Farrell in it. Both Farrell and Storm lived nice long lives - maybe it was something in the water.

Ordinary B, probably made in two days for less than $100.


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