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Confessions of a Nazi Spy

  • Film

Time Out says

Anti-Nazi propaganda film from Warners, with Robinson (like Cagney, doing an about-face from gangster roles to more respectable characters) as the G-Man ferreting out Nazi fifth columnists working in America. Topically following hard on the heels of several anti-Nazi trials in 1938, the film achieved great popular and critical success in America (though banned in many Latin American and European countries); now, for all its admirable anti-Fascist relevance, it seems weakened by its patriotic flag-waving and the pseudo-documentary approach (sacrificing suspense) taken by Litvak. But the quietly determined Robinson, the sinister Sanders (as a Nazi villain, a role he would later develop in Lang's Man Hunt), and Lederer (the man duped into becoming a spy by his vain egocentricity) lend a power to the film that makes it still worth watching.
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Release Details

  • Duration:102 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Anatole Litvak
  • Screenwriter:Milton Krims, John Wexley
  • Cast:
    • Edward G Robinson
    • Francis Lederer
    • George Sanders
    • Paul Lukas
    • Lya Lys
    • Henry O'Neill
    • James Stephenson
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