Espionage Agent

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Espionage Agent. 1939. USA. Directed by Lloyd Bacon


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1939. USA. Directed by Lloyd Bacon. With Joel McCrea, Brenda Marshall, Jeffrey Lynn, George Bancroft. Released by Warner Bros. a few months after Confessions of a Nazi Spy, Espionage Agent continues the studio’s campaign for active intervention in the brewing European war. The frankly didactic screenplay features McCrea as a fledgling American diplomat who marries a stateless refugee (Brenda Marshall, in her first film appearance), who soon reveals her inconvenient connections to a Nazi spy ring operated by the inevitable Martin Kosleck. McCrea’s career is ruined, but perhaps not all is lost—can they infiltrate Kosleck’s organization and expose the enemy agents operating in our midst? 16mm. 84 min.

Additional Screenings:

Thu May 28, 2015 1:30 PM

Fri May 29, 2015 1:30 PM