Washington, DC, 1935: At the height of the Great Depression, a charming and irrepressible young thief is forced to help an icy and mysterious United States Navy spy steal a brand new device that the Japanese military is using to encode its top-secret messages. During the mission, which is complicated by the spy's dark past in Tokyo, the two discover that they are pawns in a larger game. Together, they devise an intricate but risky scheme to outwit the people trying to use them. Written by
Did You Know?
"A sin to err" is seen in two different places in the film - on a poster in the cryptanalysts' room and circled letters in the end titles. ASINTOER are the eight most used letters in the English language. This is used in frequency analysis to help break enciphered messages. See more
As Eddie and the lieutenant arrive at the code breaking building, there is what looks like a modern air-conditioning unit mounted high on the outside wall. See more
They got ex-bulls guarding the front entrance. Guys bounced off the force for being so brutal even the other bulls noticed. You remember Duke Lindsay?
Yeah... he got picked up last year, didn't he?
Yeah. Hitting the St. Alban's. Poor Duke. After what they did to his face with the sidewalk, it's kind of a good thing he got sent up the river. At least he's got decent medical care.
The letters circled in the closing credits spell "ASINTOERR", which was on a poster in the Codebreaking Room at Naval Intelligence building. See more
Written by yokoyama, candler and fairey
Performed by the hungry march band See more