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Counter-Espionage (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | 3 September 1942 (USA)
The Lone Wolf tracks down Nazi spies in London during the German bombing.

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

Aubrey Wisberg (story and screenplay), Louis Joseph Vance (based on work by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warren William ... Michael Lanyard
Eric Blore ... Jamison
Hillary Brooke ... Pamela Hart
Thurston Hall ... Inspector Crane
Fred Kelsey ... Detective Wesley Dickens
Forrest Tucker ... Anton Schugg
Matthew Boulton ... Inspector J. Stephens
Kurt Katch ... Gustav Soessel
Morton Lowry ... Kurt Weil aka Kent Wells
Leslie Denison Leslie Denison ... Harvey Leeds
Billy Bevan ... George Barrow
Stanley Logan Stanley Logan ... Sir Stafford Hart
Tom Stevenson Tom Stevenson ... Police Sergeant Hopkins
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Storyline

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

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Spy spies on spy...in a London blackout (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery | Romance | War

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

3 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dama em Perigo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A one-sheet poster for Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (1941) can be seen outside a movie theatre. See more »

Goofs

In the first air raid shelter scene, the word "Exit" appears with an arrow. In England, the words "Way Out" are used, not Exit. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946) See more »

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Rainy Day Movie
3 May 2016 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

And the day I watched it, it was raining. It's a good programmer which killed some time until dinner and, besides, I couldn't mow the lawn anyway.

"Counter Espionage" has a recognizable cast who move the story along in an entertaining fashion, along the way striving to overcome a mundane plot which tries the audience's patience with plot contrivance after contrivance, but I just went with it with it since it was raining out.

I Always enjoy the dulcet tones of Warren William as The Lone Wolf and he's aided and abetted here by Eric Blore, his simpering man Friday, and Hillary Brooke as a heroine for a change. Lloyd Bridges has an unbilled role as a henchman.

I suppose it could have been better but at 75 minutes it doesn't wear out its welcome, and it's odd not even Edward Dmytryk could punch it up for a higher rating.


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