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Release Date:
10 September 1945 (USA) See more »
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Still chilling espionage thriller with gritty documentary approach... See more (53 total) »


  (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)

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 (costumes)
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
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
W. Kirkpatrick .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Chet Peck .... recordist (uncredited)
Visual 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)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (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

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

Did You Know?

The campus building depicted as the place where Dietrich graduated is actually Altgeld Hall on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana. 294 miles from Columbus, OH.See more »
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 »
Bill Dietrich:How do I get in touch with Christopher?
Col. Hammersohn:Why?
Bill Dietrich:Well, he's my boss. I've never even met him.
Col. Hammersohn:Well, he's my boss too,
Bill Dietrich:Yeah?
Col. Hammersohn:I haven't met him either.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)See more »
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Still chilling espionage thriller with gritty documentary approach..., 26 February 2005
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Highly popular during the mid-'40s was this thriller that resembles other spy dramas produced by Fox during this era--most notably, films like 13 RUE MADELEINE or BOOMERANG! which also used a documentary style. The location footage in New York City is fascinating as a time capsule and the story gets strong support from the excellent B&W photography.

Standout in the cast is Signe Hasso in a plum role as a woman running a dress shop as a front for espionage activities. She shows toughness and determination all the way through and is completely convincing in the female lead. William Eythe does a nice job as the agent sent by the FBI to expose the spy ring. In fact, all of the performances are first rate and the suspense is maintained until the surprise climax.

Well worth watching as an example of tight, suspenseful and gritty film noir in a style typical of the hard bitten dramas of the '40s.

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