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Foreign Agent (1942)

Approved | | Drama | 9 October 1942 (USA)
Hollywood starlet foils an Axis plot to sabotage the L.A. infrastructure.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

John W. Krafft (screenplay) (as John Krafft), Martin Mooney (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Shelton ... Jimmy
Gale Storm ... Mitzi Mayo
Ivan Lebedeff ... Okura
George Travell George Travell ... Nick Dancy
Patsy Moran ... Joan Collins
Lyle Latell Lyle Latell ... Eddie McGurk
Hans Schumm ... Dr. Werner
William Halligan William Halligan ... Bob Davis
Kenneth Harlan ... George McCall
Herbert Rawlinson ... Stevens
Boyd Irwin Boyd Irwin ... Elliott Jennings
David Clarke ... Carl Beck
Fay Wall ... Anna (as Faye Wall)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Robert Nelson (as Edward Peil)
Paul Bryar ... Jerry the bartender
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Storyline

Hollywood starlet Mitzi Mayo gets involved in a plot to steal her late father's searchlight filter plans. She joins forces with her friend Jimmy, who is working for the government. Together they manage to foil a German-Japanese plot to obtain the blueprints and to support a planned Japanese bombing of Los Angeles. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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SMASH SPIES! They're here...deadly, ruthless...attacking our home front! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area occurred Monday 19 June 1944 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

Soundtracks

Down Deep in My Heart
Words and Music by Bill Mellette
Performed by Gale Storm (uncredited) at the Harbor club
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A Monogram B, need I say more?
13 February 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

I vaguely remember Gale Storm from "My Little Margie," or maybe it was "Oh Susanna," though possibly one or both of these were in syndication by the time I saw it.

Here she plays Mitzi Mayo, a Hollywood starlet whose father had plans for a searchlight filter which would be helpful to the Allies. She and her friend Jimmy (John Shelton) attempt to keep both the Japanese and the Germans from getting the blueprints after her father is killed.

There is no point going into how dumb this film is, with its bad print, the Germans and Japanese joining forces, and a Hollywood starlet foiling their evil plot.

Gale Storm sings a couple of songs. She made a ton of movies of this ilk before turning to television, with two successful series. "My Little Margie" had silent movie star Charles Farrell in it. Both Farrell and Storm lived nice long lives - maybe it was something in the water.

Ordinary B, probably made in two days for less than $100.


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