Lively if unremarkable Warners comedy thriller with Bogart as a wisecracking New York gambler taking on Veidt's Nazi fifth columnists, who are planning to sabotage a battleship anchored in the harbour. Shades of Runyon in the brisk banter as Bogart rallies his underworld troops, and strong acting from a superb cast (that goes on to include Jane Darwell, Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers, Frank McHugh, Barton MacLane and Martin Kosleck) make it more than watchable, though both propaganda and direction are less than inspired.
Cast and crew
Leonard Spigelgass, Edwin Gilbert
Humphrey Bogart Conrad Veidt Peter Lorre Judith Anderson Karen Verne Jane Darwell Frank McHugh