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Joe Smith, American (1942)

Passed  |   |  Drama  |  February 1942 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Joe Smith
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Mary Smith
Harvey Stephens ...
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Johnny Smith
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Blake McKettrick
Noel Madison ...
Schricker
Don Costello ...
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William Forrest ...
Gus
Russell Hicks ...
Mr. Edgerton
Mark Daniels ...
Pete
William Tannen ...
Eddie
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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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February 1942 (USA)  »

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Amerikaneren Joe Smith  »

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Ava Gardner is listed in some modern sources as an actress in this movie, but she is not identifiable. See more »

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

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Adeste Fidelis (O Come, All Ye Faithful)
(circa 1743) (uncredited)
Music and Latin lyrics by John Francis Wade
Played offscreen at the church in a flashback sequence
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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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