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Director:
Writers:
Barré Lyndon (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
10 September 1945 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The F.B.I.'s own tense, terrific story behind the protection of the ATOMIC BOMB! See more »
Plot:
Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Breaking the code See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
William Eythe ... Bill Dietrich

Lloyd Nolan ... Agent George A. Briggs

Signe Hasso ... Elsa Gebhardt

Gene Lockhart ... Charles Ogden Roper

Leo G. Carroll ... Col. Hammersohn
Lydia St. Clair ... Johanna Schmidt
William Post Jr. ... Walker (as William Post)
Harry Bellaver ... Max Cobura
Bruno Wick ... Adolf Lange
Harro Meller ... Conrad Arnulf
Charles Wagenheim ... Gustav Hausmann
Alfred Linder ... Adolf Klein
Renee Carson ... Luise Vajda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Adams ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Frieda Altman ... Saboteur (uncredited)
William Beach ... Saboteur (uncredited)
Carl Benson ... German Spy Trainee (uncredited)
Hamilton Benz ... Saboteur (uncredited)
George Brandt ... German Man (uncredited)
Sheila Bromley ... Beauty Parlor Customer (uncredited)
Elmer Brown ... Scientist (uncredited)
Tom Brown ... Intern (uncredited)
Benjamin Burroughs ... Brigg's Aide (uncredited)
Jack Cherry ... Scientist (uncredited)
Henry Cordy ... Saboteur (uncredited)
Mita Cordy ... Saboteur (uncredited)
James J. Coyle ... Saboteur (uncredited)
Robert Culler ... German Spy Trainee (uncredited)
Salo Douday ... Von Wirt (uncredited)
Harold Dyrenforth ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Lew Eckles ... Policeman (uncredited)
Bruce Fernald ... FBI Agent (uncredited)

Paul Ford ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)

Vincent Gardenia ... German Spy Trainee (uncredited)
Ellsworth Glath ... German Spy Trainee (uncredited)
Reed Hadley ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Hans Hansen ... Saboteur (uncredited)
Fred Hillebrand ... Policeman (uncredited)
J. Edgar Hoover ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Anna Marie Hornemann ... German Spy Trainee (uncredited)
Edwin Jerome ... Major General (uncredited)
Kenneth Konopka ... Saboteur (uncredited)
Frank Kreig ... Travel Agent (uncredited)
Rusty Lane ... Admiral (uncredited)
Bernard Lenrow ... Saboteur (uncredited)
Danny Leone ... Delivery Boy (uncredited)

E.G. Marshall ... Attendant at Morgue (uncredited)
John McKee ... Dr. Arthur C. Appleton (uncredited)
Edward Michaels ... Germany Spy Trainee (uncredited)
Scott Moore ... Saboteur (uncredited)
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel ... Freda Kassel (uncredited)
Delmar Nuetzman ... Saboteur (uncredited)
Antonio J. Pires ... Watchmaker (uncredited)
Frank Richards ... German Spy Trainee (uncredited)
Douglas Rutherford ... Colonel (uncredited)
Harrison Scott ... German Spy Trainee (uncredited)
George Shelton ... Frank Jackson (uncredited)
Sara Strengell ... German Spy Trainee (uncredited)
Eugene Stuckmann ... German Spy Trainee (uncredited)
Victor Sutherland ... Toll Guard (uncredited)
Stanley Tackney ... Instructor (uncredited)
Yoshita Tagawa ... Japanese Man (uncredited)
Jay Wesley ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Marriott Wilson ... German Spy Trainee (uncredited)
Gertrude Wottitz ... Saboteur (uncredited)
John Zak ... Saboteur (uncredited)
Alfred Zeisler ... Col. Felix Strassen (uncredited)
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Directed by
Henry Hathaway 
 
Writing credits
Barré Lyndon (screenplay) (as Barre Lyndon) &
Charles G. Booth (screenplay) and
John Monks Jr. (screenplay)

Charles G. Booth (story)

Produced by
Louis De Rochemont .... producer (as Louis de Rochemont)
 
Original Music by
David Buttolph 
 
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harmon Jones 
 
Casting by
William Maybery (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Lewis H. Creber  (as Lewis Creber)
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Cashin 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gene Bryant .... unit manager (uncredited)
Raymond A. Klune .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Graham .... assistant director (uncredited)
Joseph E. Rickards .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Henry Weinberger .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William Sittel .... associate set decorator (as William Sittel Jr.)
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound (as W. D. Flick)
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
W. Kirkpatrick .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Chet Peck .... recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward O. Bagley .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bud Brooks .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Leo McCreary .... grip (uncredited)
Jack McEvoy .... gaffer (uncredited)
Johnny Phipps .... location assistant camera (uncredited)
George Stoetzel .... second camera (uncredited)
Larry Williams .... location camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
David Preston .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Emil Newman .... musical director
Charles Althouse .... music mixer (uncredited)
David Buttolph .... music director (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gertrude Kingston .... research assistant (uncredited)
Hugh Lester .... publicist (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson .... research director (uncredited)
Stanley Scheuer .... script clerk (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
88 min
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Language:
Color:
Black and White (archive footage) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #10939) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film is loosely based on the case of Duquesne Spy Ring headed by Frederick Joubert Duquesne, the infamous Ritter case, and the work of real life double agent William G. Sebold.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the agents are preparing to do the first survey of the house they are wearing CD (Civil Defense) arm bands on their right arms. The next scene shows them approaching the house and the arm bands are now on their left arms.See more »
Quotes:
Agent George A. Briggs:We know all about you, Roper. We've traced you to the day you were born. We even know the approximate day you will die.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)See more »
Soundtrack:
You Say the Sweetest Things (Baby)See more »

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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Breaking the code, 8 June 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

This semi documentary film, shows the FBI at work in those early days of the European conflict. Henry Hathaway, the director, focus on the work behind the scenes of a group of German spies, operating in New York and how the FBI is able to infiltrate the group.

The film, as seen today, still holds the viewer's attention, although the technology is obsolete by today standards. We are given a suspenseful story about the group that established the base of operations in the house on 92nd Street and Madison Avenue in the Manhattan of the 40s. The crisp black and white cinematography by Norbert Brodine still looks pristine and sharp.

The cast headed by Lloyd Nolan as Briggs, do a good job under Mr. Hathaway's direction. Best of all is Signe Hasso as Elsa Gebhart, the designing woman with a lot of secrets. Leo G. Carroll is also seen as one of the spies. Gene Lockhart also has a minor role.

It was fun to watch uncredited New York based actors in the background such as E.G. Marshall, Vincent Gardenia, Paul Ford, among others making small contributions to the film.

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