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Confessions of a Nazi Spy

The story itself is told for maximum mass comprehension. Based on articles by Leon G. Turrou, former G-man, it is an adaptation of the spy trials of 1937 which resulted in the conviction of four persons.

With:
Edward G. Robinson Francis Lederer George Sanders Paul Lukas Lya Lys

The story itself is told for maximum mass comprehension. Based on articles by Leon G. Turrou, former G-man, it is an adaptation of the spy trials of 1937 which resulted in the conviction of four persons.

Its thesis is that espionage directed from Berlin is tied up with the German-American Bunds, their rallies and summer camps and general parading around in uniforms. The German goal is destruction of democracy.

The cast numbers a fine collection of scar-faced Gestapo agents, guys with crew haircuts and assorted livid sneerers.

Edward G. Robinson comes in very late in the film. Paul Lukas carries through as the Bund leader who finally falls out with the Gestapo. The missing motivation, anti-Semitism, is the one thing not named and ticketed.

Confessions of a Nazi Spy

Production: Warner. Director Anatole Litvak; Producer Robert Lord; Screenplay Milton Krims, John Wexley; Camera Sol Polito; Editor Owen Marks; Music Max Steiner;; Art Director Carl Jules Weyl

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1939. Running time: 110 MIN.

With: Edward G. Robinson Francis Lederer George Sanders Paul Lukas Lya Lys

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