Another film made during WW II in which all the German-born actors, or actors with German-sounding names, changed their names for, to use a WW II expression, "the duration." Here Rudolph Anders chose to be billed as Robert O. Davis and Ludwig Donath opted for Louis Donath, even though they, and most of the other name-change actors of the day, always ended up playing Nazis anyway. This Columbia serial, made after Columbia serial producer Larry Darmour had died, thus making Ralph Cohn the credited producer, finds Police Lieutenant Dan Barton, ordered to contact and smash a mysterious Axis sabotage ring, arranging to have himself thrown off the police force in disgrace. He calls attention to himself by assaulting a high government official, the custodian of a newly-devised formula for the manufacture of synthetic rubber, in a faked "effort" to steal the formula. While under the "protection" of the saboteurs who are still suspicious of him, Dan learns that they have been ordered to ...
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THIS IS A SECRET CODE - BWROEEYGNSEAEFNMATE - Decoded it means BEWARE OF ENEMY AGENTS
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Chapter Titles: 1. Enemy Password 2. The Shadows of the Swastika 3. Nerve Gas 4. The Sea Spy Strikes 5. Wireless Warning 6. Flaming Oil 7. Submarine Patrol 8. The Missing Key 9. The Radio Bomb 10. Blind Bombardments 11. Ears of the Enemy 12. Scourge of the Orient 13. Pawn of the Spy Ring 14. Dead Men of the Deep 15. The Secret Code Smashed See more