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House On 92nd Street

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
8.20 /10
William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso
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Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Written by: Barre Lyndon, Charles G. Booth, John Monks Jnr from Booth's story

Released: 1945
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 88


A Federal investigator (Lloyd Nolan) investigates a nazi spy-ring, with the help of a double-agent (William Eythe).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A melodrama presented unusually in the style of a "March of Time" documentary, incorporating newreel footage and actual spying locations. Made with the co-operation of the FBI (Edgar J. Hoover himself appears to introduce the movie), it tries to impress with up-to-date spying techniques; not surprisingly, many will strike a modern audience as laughably primitive. Even so, this is a fast, exciting thriller of its period.

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