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Release Date:
10 September 1945 (USA) See more »
The F.B.I.'s own tense, terrific story behind the protection of the ATOMIC BOMB! See more »
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  (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?

Opening credits prologue: This story is adapted from cases in the espionage files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Produced with the F. B. I. 's complete co-operation, it could not be made public until the first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan. The scenes in this picture were photographed in the localities of the incidents depicted - - Washington, New York, and their vicinities; wherever possible, in the actual place the original incident occurred. With the exception of the leading players, all F. B. I. personnel in the picture are members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.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 »
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 »
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36 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
The First and Best Semi-documentary Film, 17 August 1999
Author: Shigeharu Mihara ( from Fujisawa-shi, Japan

I first saw "The House ..." when I was a middle school student, and became an enthusiastic fan of it. I believe this film is the first and best semi-documentary masterpiece ever made. The film's density is high and there are no superfluous scenes. Reed Hadley's narration is strong, persuasive and impressive. The sound quality is also exceptional: motif march music, actual sounds of inside of the FBI and the city, actors voice etc. Black and White cinematography of actual locations is sharp and beautiful. Lloyd Nolan's dependable performance as FBI inspector George A. Briggs, Lydia St. Clair and Alfred Linder's thankless roles, very beautiful Signe Hasso as Elsa Gebhardt ...etc. Gebhardt are all unforgettable. i recommend this masterpiece to all suspense film fans to see. Three years later Lloyd Nolan plays the same role of Briggs in "The Street with No Name", and its motif march music is also same.

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