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The House on 92nd Street


Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Drama
Release Year: 1945
Country: USA
Runtime: 88
Rating: 7.3 (0)
Languages: English, German
Director: Henry Hathaway
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • The F.B.I.s own tense, terrific story behind the protection of the ATOMIC BOMB!
  • This is the man whose sin was greater than murder…in "THE HOUSE ON 92ND STREET".
  • These were the hunted… this is the house… this is the picture!
  • The house that hid a secret more terrifying than the mind can conceive!

  • Writing by: Barré Lyndon – (screenplay) (as Barre Lyndon) and
    Charles G. Booth – (screenplay) and
    John Monks Jr. – (screenplay)
    Charles G. Booth – (story)

    Produced by: Louis De Rochemont – producer (as Louis de Rochemont)

    Cast: William Eythe – Bill Dietrich
    Lloyd Nolan – Agent George A. Briggs
    Signe Hasso – Elsa Gebhardt
    Gene Lockhart – Charles Ogden Roper
    Leo G. Carroll – Col. Hammersohn
    Lydia St. Clair – Johanna Schmidt
    William Post Jr. – Walker (as William Post)
    Harry Bellaver – Max Cobura
    Bruno Wick – Adolphe Lange
    Harro Meller – Conrad Arnulf
    Charles Wagenheim – Gus Huzmann

    Music: David Buttolph
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    Plot Outline: Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring.
    Plot: Preface: a stentorian narrator tells us that the USA was flooded with Nazi spies in 1939-41. One such tries to recruit college grad Bill Dietrich, who becomes a double agent for the FBI. While Bill trains in Hamburg, a street-accident victim proves to have been spying on atom-bomb secrets; conveniently, Dietrich is assigned to the New York spy ring stealing these secrets. Can he track down the mysterious “Christopher” before his ruthless associates unmask and kill him?

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Esto Perpetua

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When the agents are preparing to do the first survey of the house they are wearing CD (Civil Defense) arm bands on their right arms. The next scene shows them approaching the house and the arm bands are now on their left arms.

    Trivia: There are 8 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Many of the bit roles in this film were played by real FBI agents, and this was their only film.
    • The film is loosely based on the case of Duquesne Spy Ring headed by Frederick Joubert Duquesne and the work of real life double agent William G. Sebold.
    • First film of E.G. Marshall.


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