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Release Date:
10 September 1945 (USA) 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)
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 movie deals with the theft by German spies of the fictional "Process 97," a secret formula which, the narrator tells us, "was crucial to the development of the atomic bomb." The movie was released on September 10, 1945, only a month after the atomic bombs had been dropped on Japan, and barely a week after Japan's formal surrender. While making the film, the actors and director Henry Hathaway did not know that the atomic bomb existed, or that it would be incorporated as a story element in the movie. (None of the actors in the film mentions the atomic bomb.) However, co-director/producer Louis De Rochemont (who produced the "March of Time" newsreel films) and narrator Reed Hadley were both involved in producing government films on the development of the atomic bomb. (Hadley was present at the final test of the bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico, in July, 1945.) After the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Hadley and screenwriter John Monks Jr. hastily wrote some additional voice-over narration linking "Process 97" to the atomic bomb, and Rochemont inserted it into the picture in time for the film's quick release.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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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Fond Memories of the House, 4 November 2005
Author: Hypnotape from United States

I'm glad one of my favorite movies The House on 92nd Street has been released on DVD and to read the reactions others have made about it. I first saw this movie when it was first released and I was about 11 years old. It made a great impression on me at the time. Of course it is much older now and so am I. My reaction to the revelation of the identity of Mr. Christopher came as an almost physical shock. I should add that at the time this movie came out the war had just ended and the bomb had been dropped only months before, and the radio made much of the nuclear race between Germany and the United States, so the 'now it can be told' aspect of the movie had a lot more meaning then. Also, we weren't very ambivalent about who the good guys and the bad guys were in the war (that didn't happen until Vietnam). I can see that the technology that seemed so cutting edge then is simplistic and dated by today's standards, but that doesn't hurt the movie if you take it in the context of its time. One comment I'd like to make: when Elsa first saw Dietrich's altered credentials she was rightly suspicious and sent for confirmation by courier from Hamburg. In the meantime he continued to operate for what seemed like months and the war started. How long did to get that confirmation anyway? By the way, I've seen the House and it was on 93rd street.

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