Those Nasty Nazis-(1941-1944)

by horn-5 | created - 05 Mar 2014 | updated - 11 Mar 2014 | Public

Films made and released 1941-1944 in which Hollywood found and fought Nazis all over the globe.

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1. Waterfront (1944)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Nazi spy passes himself off as an optometrist in San Francisco's waterfront district. Someone robs him of his codebook, and he must get it back.

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: John Carradine, J. Carrol Naish, Maris Wrixon, Edwin Maxwell

Votes: 210


2. Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure

With Jane still away for the war effort, Tarzan and Boy set off to retrieve rare medicinal herbs, only to run into an American messenger, Nazi spies, and the mysterious desert's treacherous fauna and flora. Will they make it in one piece?

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Nancy Kelly, Johnny Sheffield, Otto Kruger

Votes: 1,983

CHEER as Boy and Cheetah outwit Tarzan's Nazi captors!

3. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations via the radio 'Voice of Terror', the Homeland Security Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help ... See full summary »

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Reginald Denny

Votes: 4,213

Doctor Watson: Holmes, the girl waiting. What an extraordinary thing.

Sherlock Holmes: Elementary, my dear Watson.

Doctor Watson: No, no, no. It's an amazing deduction. How on earth did you arrive at it?

Sherlock Holmes: Barham told me.

4. Nazty Nuisance (1943)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Germany's Adolf Hitler is on his way via submarine to a tropical country to negotiate a treaty with the High Chief Paj Mab. Right there with him, although he tried to avoid taking them, are... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Tryon | Stars: Bobby Watson, Joe Devlin, Johnny Arthur, Jean Porter

Votes: 235

Suki-Yaki, Schickelgruber and Benito are falling into traps and mishaps again louder and funnier than those that laid them flat in "The Devil With Hitler"! It's a knock-'em-down and drag-'em-out comedy with block-busting laffs!

5. Invisible Agent (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, Peter Lorre, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 1,853

Conrad Stauffer: Four stories high and no fire escape. I wouldn't jump if I were you. You might break every invisible bone in that poor, invisible body.

6. Law of the Jungle (1942)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Nona Brooks, former member of a stranded theatrical troupe, earns a temporary living singing in a cafe in Duakwa, British Rhodesia, Africa.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Arline Judge, John 'Dusty' King, Mantan Moreland, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 165

Nazi agents are stirring up the natives in the jungles of Duakwa, British Rhodesia, Africa.

7. Adventure in Iraq (1943)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure

Five Allied soldiers in an airplane flying to Egypt crash-land in Iraq. They are taken in by a local sheik, but soon begin to suspect that he may not be quite as friendly as he appears to be.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: John Loder, Ruth Ford, Warren Douglas, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 136

Warner Bros. does a remake of "The Green Goddess" and Paul Cavanagh (from the who-is-available list at the casting office) gets to stretch his accent-talent playing an arabian shiek.

8. The Great Alaskan Mystery (1944)

Passed | 223 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An adventurer goes after Nazi spies who have a new death ray called the Paratron.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Milburn Stone, Marjorie Weaver, Edgar Kennedy, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 68

Nazi spies, use a death ray to take over Alaska and via stock footage from "White Hell of Pitz Palu(1929)", nearly pull it off.

9. Rio Rita (1942)

Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

Doc and Wishey run into some Nazi-agents, who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kathryn Grayson, John Carroll

Votes: 1,112

The Texas Rangers and Abbott & Costello rid the Rio Grande of Nazi agents; 'Wishy': I want to be like the Rangers when I die. I want to die with my boots on. 'Doc': Why? 'Wishy': I got holes in my socks.

10. A Yank in Libya (1942)

Passed | 67 min | Drama, Romance, War

American correspondent Mike Malone uncovers a Nazi plot for an uprising of the Arab tribes in Lybia. Pursued by Sheik David and his men, Mike takes refuge in the suite of Nancy Brooks, who ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Walter Woolf King, Joan Woodbury, H.B. Warner, Harry Parke

Votes: 169

An American go-getter and a gorgeous English girl stake their lives to foil the Nazis...white the British garrison waited for the onrush of the wild Arab hordes! (original poster) And German actor Wilhelm von Brincken changed his billing-name to William Vaughn...for the duration.

11. Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

Directors: Jack Kinney, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Charles Judels, Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 4,023

Oscar winner for Best Short Subject Cartoons.

12. Cowboy Commandos (1943)

Approved | 55 min | Western

The Range Busters investigate sabotage at a mining community and uncover a gang of Nazi spies.

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Ray Corrigan, Dennis Moore, Max Terhune, Evelyn Finley

Votes: 22

Plus Johnny Bond drops by the Nazi-owned cafe and sings "I'll Get The Fuehrer Sure As Shootin'" , which does not meet the approval of the Nazis who own the cafe.

13. Revenge of the Zombies (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

Scott Warrington and his hired detective, Larry Adams, arrive at an old mansion in the middle of a Louisiana swamp to meet his brother-in-law, Dr. Max von Altermann shortly after the death ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: John Carradine, Gale Storm, Robert Lowery, Bob Steele

Votes: 584

Dr. Max Heinrich von Altermann(John Carradine): Against an army of zombies, no armies could stand. Why, even blown half to bits - undaunted by fire and gas - zombies would fight on so long as the brain cells which receive and execute commands still remain intact.

14. Tiger Fangs (1943)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A big-game hunter travels to Malaya to help stop the Nazis and Japanese from destroying the rubber industry.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Frank Buck, June Duprez, Duncan Renaldo, Howard Banks

Votes: 80

One of the Nazis (Dan Seymour) in this jewel shoots an elephant in his suspenders.

15. They Got Me Covered (1943)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Fired by his editor for incompetence, idiotic reporter Robert Kittredge sees a chance at redeeming himself when he accidentally uncovers a network of Nazi spies in Washington, D.C.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Lenore Aubert, Otto Preminger

Votes: 549

Foreign correspondent, the only reporter in Europe who missed reporting the invasion of Russia by Germany, gets recalled to Washington D.C., where he (accidently)uncovers a nest of Nazi spies operating a beauty parlor.

16. All Through the Night (1942)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell

Votes: 3,906

Humphrey Bogart encounters Nazi Conrad Veidt in New York City, and they would meet again in 1942 in Casablanca.

17. The Dawn Express (1942)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Nazi spies in the USA try to rob the formula of synthetic oil and ship it to Germany by means of a night plane called the Dawn Express.

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Michael Whalen, Anne Nagel, William Bakewell, Constance Worth

Votes: 156

FLAMING Federal Agents and 5th Columnists Battle Desperately in the Sky Trails (original print ad)

18. Enemy of Women (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, War

Young Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, an unsuccessful playwright, is forced, in order to support himself, to take a position as tutor in the household of Herr Quandt. His first attempt to force ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Claudia Drake, Wolfgang Zilzer, Donald Woods, H.B. Warner

Votes: 126

Would the world have been different if Goebbles had managed to get his play produced?

19. Counter-Espionage (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

The Lone Wolf tracks down Nazi spies in London during the German bombing.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Warren William, Eric Blore, Hillary Brooke, Thurston Hall

Votes: 275

THE LONE WOLF TURNS SPY TO MAKES NAZIS TURN PALE...and cops turn green with envy (original window-card poster)

20. Hitler--Dead or Alive (1942)

Not Rated | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

A team of ex-con bounty hunters go to Germany in search of Hitler. If they can find him, a million dollar reward is to be paid to them.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Ward Bond, Dorothy Tree, Warren Hymer, Paul Fix

Votes: 297

Samuel Thornton: Our enemies are the warlords and their followers, not just one person or one group. We must shatter the mailed fist forever... and silence their cry of blood and iron, with blood and iron.

21. Jungle Siren (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Romance, War

A woman who was raised in the jungle helps a man fight Nazis who are trying to start a native uprising.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Ann Corio, Buster Crabbe, Evelyn Wahl, Paul Bryar

Votes: 117

Frau Anna Lukas: You look as if you've gone through ten wars, Captain.

Sergeant Mike Jenkins: Lady, what happened to us should happen to Hitler.

22. King of the Texas Rangers (1941)

Approved | 215 min | Adventure, Western

When Captain King of the Texas Rangers is murdered by saboteurs, his son, Tom ("Slingin' Sammy Baugh"), a famous football star, leaves college and joins the Texas Rangers himself. Shortly ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Sammy Baugh, Neil Hamilton, Pauline Moore, Duncan Renaldo

Votes: 62

Actor Rudolph Anders changes his billing name to Robert O. Davis after Germany's invasion of Poland...but he still gets type-cast as a Nazi flying a Zeppelin over the Texas oil filelds for twelve weeks.

23. Black Dragons (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Thriller, War

A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore

Votes: 1,000

His WEIRDEST Role! (original poster)

24. Margin for Error (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, War

It is a toss-up as to who is most displeased when Patrolman Moe Finkelstein is given the duty of guarding the German consulate run by Karl Baumer; neither Moe nor Baumer is too happy with ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Joan Bennett, Milton Berle, Otto Preminger, Carl Esmond

Votes: 224

Uncle Miltie (Moe Finkelstein ) assigned to protect Otto Preminger (Karl Baumer) was not a buddy-movie pairing.

25. War Dogs (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A young boy donates his pet, a police dog, to the army to be trained as a war dog.

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Billy Lee, Addison Richards, Bradley Page, Kay Linaker

Votes: 64

MEET THE FIGHTING FREEMANS! A kid, his dad and his dog...all join up to fight the a film that'll have you cheering! (Original Poster)

26. Spy Smasher (1942)

Passed | 215 min | Action, Adventure

Alan Armstrong, aka Spy Smasher, battles a Nazi villain known as The Mask, who heads a gang of saboteurs determined to spread destruction across America.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Kane Richmond, Marguerite Chapman, Sam Flint, Hans Schumm

Votes: 280

Suggested by the character SPY SMASHER, appearing in WHIZ COMICS magazine, copyright by Fawcett Publications, Inc---1940-1941-1942 (all original posters)

27. International Lady (1941)

Passed | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The film opens with a German air-raid over the skies of London, and moves to the attempts of the F.B.I. and Scotland Yard investigators trying to circumvent the attempts of a sabotage ring ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: George Brent, Ilona Massey, Basil Rathbone, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 142

A radio singer, on a program sponsored by undercover Nazi agents, is given a song list that contains coded messages about the shipment of American lend-lease airplanes (America is not in the war yet) to England.

28. Eyes in the Night (1942)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Mystery

A blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Donna Reed, Stephen McNally

Votes: 1,406

[talking to Duncan Maclain's dog]

Alistar: I'm off to the Harlem Squash and Tennis Club to meet my dream girl.

[Alistar opens the door and the dog flattens him to pursue a female canine in the street]

Alistar: Why, you wolf!

29. Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In Europe at the start of World War II, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Walter Slezak, Albert Dekker

Votes: 2,642 | Gross: $0.86M

Comedy. Romance. Adventure. Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers fight the Nazis and fall in love! (original print ad)

30. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne

Votes: 5,518

Dr. John H. Watson: What woman? Sherlock Holmes: She's blonde, five foot, full lipped and very affectionate. Dr. John H. Watson: [flippantly] Oh, really? Got her phone number?

[Holmes looks at Watson disapprovingly]

31. Tarzan Triumphs (1943)

Passed | 76 min | Action, Adventure, War

As WWII rages on, a group of Nazi paratroopers land on the hidden city of Palandria to exploit its wealth, and they start taking hostages. Can Tarzan, the powerful King of the Jungle, and his trusted companions, Cheeta and Buli, save them?

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Frances Gifford, Johnny Sheffield, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 2,030 | Gross: $3.27M

Tarzan: Nazi hyena dead now.

32. Blue, White and Perfect (1942)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Michael Shayne boards a Hawaii-bound ocean liner on the trail of stolen industrial diamonds and a Nazi smuggling ring.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Mary Beth Hughes, Helene Reynolds, George Reeves

Votes: 345

THESE DIAMONDS belong to Uncle Sam! (original poster)

33. Where Trails End (1942)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western

U.S. Marshal Tom Kenyon (Tom Keene), with his sidekick pal Pierre La Faire (Frank Yaconelli) is sent to aid the valley ranchers who are being driven from their homes by a gang of terrorists... See full summary »

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Tom Keene, Prince, Frank Yaconelli, Joan Curtis

Votes: 16

An Arizona lawman and his Frenchman sidekick (played by an Italian) team up to keep Nazi Wilhelm von Brincken from smuggling tungsten to Germany.

34. They Stooge to Conga (1943)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy, War

The stooges are repairmen who get a job fixing the doorbell in large house which is the secret headquarters of some Nazi spies. They manage to ruin most of the house while working on the ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 434

Hans, the Nazi: Hiel Hitler!

Moe: [dressed as Hitler] Heel!

35. Air Raid Wardens (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two bumblers, failures as businessmen and air raid wardens, stumble across a nest of Nazi saboteurs bent on blowing up the local magnesium plant.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Jacqueline White

Votes: 1,010

"We'll do anything that Uncle Sam wants us to do, won't we, Ollie?"

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