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Secret Enemies (1942)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | 17 September 1942 (USA)
A lawyer becomes a government secret agent after an agent-friend of his is murdered, and discovers a nest of Nazi spies operating out of a former client's hotel.

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Carl Edward Becker
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Paula Fengler
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Agent John Trent
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Agent Jim Jackson
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Otto Zimmer AKA Dr. Woodford
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Henry Bremmer
Rex Williams ...
Hans - the Bellhop
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Counter-Espionage Man
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Rudolph Dietz - Desk Clerk
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Fred Blosser - Chauffeur
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Chief Agent C.G. Travers
Cliff Clark ...
Detective Capt. Jarrett
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Hugo Mehl - the Doorman
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Storyline

Carl Becker, a young attorney becomes a counter espionage agent after an agent friend of his is murdered. He doesn't realize that the girl, Paula Fengler, with whom he is deeply in love, is a member of a clever group of Nazi spies led by Dr. Woolford. He learns her true identity, and arrests her and traps the entire gang at the same time. The information he has allows a U.S. patrol boat to sink a Nazi submarine that had been offshore waiting for instructions from the saboteurs. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Beautiful But... BEWARE! She may be one of Uncle Sam's SECRET ENEMIES See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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17 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Los traidores  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A nitrate print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives, and is not listed for preservation. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film, Carl Becker and Henry Bremmer are traveling at speed in a 1939 Buick. When chased by a cop, who ends up escorting them to the airport, the car has transformed into a 1941 model. See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Keep the Lovelight Burning
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Written by Harry Tobias, Nick Kenny and Harold Levey
Performed by Faye Emerson
Also later played on the radio
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Nazi hunter programmer
6 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From Warner Brothers in 1942 is a short programmer, "Secret Enemies," starring Craig Stevens as Carl Becker, a young attorney who joins the FBI after an agent friend is murdered. The ruling is suicide, but Becker knows this is not the case.

He soon learns that a hotel he frequents to see his girlfriend, a performer there, is a base for Nazi spies. It's where he was staying the night his friend, also staying there, was killed. It's up to him to find out who the Nazis are and capture them.

Faye Emerson plays Carl's girlfriend, Paula, in this large cast, along with Robert Warwick as the head Nazi, Monte Blue, Ray Teal, and Ruth Ford in smaller roles.

This is a fast-moving film with okay acting, and it's entertaining. Craig Stevens had his major success in television. He starred in many series, but the one he is most remembered for is "Peter Gunn." Faye Emerson did a great deal of stage work which is noticeable here, as she's a little over the top. She was married to Elliot Roosevelt.

Pretty good, and it's over before you know it.


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