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Conspiracy (1939)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1 August 1939 (USA)
American Steve Kendall, a freighter's radio officer, discovers seaman Carlson sending an unauthorized message ashore as the ship approaches his war-poised homeland. Carlson is shot in cold ... See full summary »


Lew Landers


John P. McCarthy (story) (as John McCarthy), Faith Thomas (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Allan Lane ... Steve Kendall
Linda Hayes ... Nedra Carlson
Robert Barrat ... Tio / Edwards
Charley Foy ... Studs
Lionel Royce Lionel Royce ... Second Lieutenant
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Captain of the Falcon
Lester Matthews ... Gair - Henchman
Henry Brandon ... Carlson - Crewman
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Second-Mate Wilson (as William von Brincken)
Solly Ward Solly Ward ... Dr. Fromm
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American Steve Kendall, a freighter's radio officer, discovers seaman Carlson sending an unauthorized message ashore as the ship approaches his war-poised homeland. Carlson is shot in cold blood when he jumps ship and Kendall, implicated in the espionage, swims ashore to avoid arrest. A woman he meets at the dock hides him in her apartment, where he learns Carlson was her brother, and they both work in a sabotage ring. Nedra is a singer at Tio's Cafe, and she approaches Tio for help when both the saboteurs and the secret police try to capture Steve. Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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A woman's lips...a mystery cargo...terror over Europe! (original poster)


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In this unidentified generic fascist country, the signs are in Esperanto. For example, "Havena Polico" is Esperanto for "Port Police." See more »


Take The World Off Your Shoulders
Music by Sammy Fain (as Samuel Fain)
Lyrics by Lew Brown
Sung by Linda Hayes (uncredited)
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Murky Mystery
7 July 2015 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Caught in a seafaring gunfight, handsome American radio broadcaster Allan Lane (as Steve Kendall) discovers he's on a ship smuggling illegal cargo. Secret agents decide to eliminate Mr. Lane, but he jumps ship and swims to safety. Luckily, Lane meets beautiful nightclub singer Linda Hayes (as Nedra Carlson) as soon as he hits shore. Shot trying to get away, Ms. Hayes' brother was on the same ship as Lane. Small world. Hayes decides to let Lane stay, as government revolutionaries close in on him. There are times when director Lew Landers, photographer Frank Redman and the RKO crew strike a nice visual tone with "Conspiracy". However, most of the time it looks thoughtless and hasty. Lane and Hayes are a very attractive couple; but they are unable to show much desire, either for each other or the roles. Worst of all, the story isn't just mysterious; it's muddled.

**** Conspiracy (1939-08-01) Lew Landers ~ Allan Lane, Linda Hayes, Robert Barrat, Charley Foy

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English | Esperanto

Release Date:

1 August 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conspiradores See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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