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Fly-By-Night (1942)

After being charged with the murder of a scientist, a young doctor must track down a Nazi spy ring to clear his name.

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Robert Siodmak

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Jay Dratler (screenplay), F. Hugh Herbert (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Carlson ... Dr. Geoffrey Burton
Nancy Kelly ... Pat Lindsey
Albert Bassermann ... Dr. Storm
Miles Mander ... Prof. Langner
Edward Gargan ... Officer Charlie Prescott
Adrian Morris Adrian Morris ... Officer John Prescott
Martin Kosleck ... George Taylor
Walter Kingsford ... Heydt
Cy Kendall ... Dahlig
Nestor Paiva ... Grube
Oscar O'Shea ... Pa Prescott
Mary Gordon ... Ma Prescott
Arthur Loft ... Inspector Karns
Marion Martin ... Blond Nurse
Clem Bevans ... Train Station Watchman
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After being charged with the murder of a scientist, a young doctor must track down a Nazi spy ring to clear his name.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flykt i natten See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Watch that cigarette!
21 October 2015 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Young Doctor Richard Carlson (Geoffrey) is hijacked by an escapee from a mental hospital who hands him over a formula/plans for G-32. What is G-32? We found out in the end after an outrageous series of escapades.

The film keeps you watching with Nancy Kelly (Pat) excelling in her role as the pounced-upon innocent who is dragged into proceedings by Carlson. Mind you, Carlson is only reacting to circumstances that he is put into. The film suffers from too much comedy that isn't funny and ludicrous situations that defy belief. It's a watch-able film but things could have been better.

There are scenes that stand out such as the episode on the car-carrying lorry and the ending when the G-32 secret is revealed. However, set against this are idiot policemen, slapstick (yawn) and some try-hard comedy sequences that don't quite work.

Next time you smoke a cigarette in a car and flick the butt out of the window make sure it actually goes out of the window. That should be standard practise – obviously not for some a-holes like Richard Carlson.


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