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Joe Smith, American (1942)

Passed | | Drama | February 1942 (USA)
Joe Smith is an average American citizen, working in an aircraft factory. He has access to the plans for a new bomb-sight and is kidnapped by enemy agents who unsuccessfully torture him to ... See full summary »

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Joe Smith
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Mary Smith
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Johnny Smith
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Blake McKettrick
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Schricker
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Mead
Joseph Anthony ...
Conway
William Forrest ...
August 'Gus' Stoffen
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Mr. Edgerton
Mark Daniels ...
Pete
William Tannen ...
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Joe Smith is an average American citizen, working in an aircraft factory. He has access to the plans for a new bomb-sight and is kidnapped by enemy agents who unsuccessfully torture him to get him to betray his country. He escapes and leads the FBI to his captors. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Tuesday 3 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles 27 May 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), and by San Francisco 11 March 1959 on KGO (Channel 7); it finally aired in New York City 26 May 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Spin-off The Next Voice You Hear... (1950) See more »

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America, My Country Tis of Thee
(1832) (uncredited)
Music by Lowell Mason, based on the melody from "God Save the Queen" by Henry Carey (1744)
Lyrics by Samuel Francis Smith (1832)
In the score during the opening credits
Sung a cappella by the school children
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Great WW II Propaganda Film
20 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film deals with a man called Joe Smith, (Robert Young), who works in a airplane factory and is assigned to working on a new bomb-sight and has knowledge of the blue prints which is top secret. Joe is married to Mary Smith, (Marsha Hunt) and they are a very happy couple until one day Joe is kidnapped by four men who want all the information concerning Joe's knowledge of the bomb-sight plans. Joe is beaten and blind folded and as he is being transported Joe uses all the sounds that he hears while riding in a car to locate just where the kidnappers are taking him. This is a great B film and is very well produced and directed and Robert Young and Marsha Hunt give an outstanding performance.


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