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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.


Robert Siodmak


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




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


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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A bit too breezy
18 September 2020 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In Fly By Night Richard Carlson has the misfortune of meeting up with Martin Kosleck who gets murdered and the police think Carlson did it. So Carlson flees and in flight picks up Nancy Kelly.

It's all about a diabolical secret weapon that scientist Miles Mander invented which the Nazis who use an insane asylum as a front. Carlson is a fellow scientist and tries to rescue Mander whom he only knows by reputation. Not knowing nearly does Carlson and Kelly in.

Best part of the film is Mander turning the tables on head bad guy Albert Basserman and using his weapon on him. Won't say what it is, but if it was real whatever side had it would have won World War 2 in short order.

The film is breezy and fast and quite unreal. World War 2 propaganda flick that hasn't aged well.

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Release Date:

19 January 1942 (USA) See more »

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Fly-By-Night See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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