The House on 92nd Street

1945

Henry Hathaway
Director
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Studio

FBI breaks up a Nazi spy ring operating out of New York City to steal atomic secrets.

Slow-moving, semi-documentary spy film. Hadley's long-winded narration distances the audience from the action and makes the whole thing a bit dull. That narration did allow an atomic bomb reference to be added, barely one and a half months after Hiroshima, probably the first film to do so. The performances are almost uniformly bland, to the point of caricature, especially the baddies. Eythe is unconvincing, and any spy worth his weight would have sussed him out immediately. Only Carroll and Lockhart have the opportunity to rise above the material, and Lockhart's character seems copied from The 39 Steps. Disappointing.

The real 'House on 92nd Street" was actually on 93rd Street.

-Dave W.


The House on 92nd Street
26th September 1945
Cinema

Not Rated

88 mins
1.37:1




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William Eythe
William 'Bill' Dietrich
Lloyd Nolan
Inspector George A. Briggs
Signe Hasso
Elsa Gebhardt
Gene Lockhart
Charles Ogden Roper
Leo G. Carroll
Colonel Hammersohn
Lydia St. Clair
Johanna Schmidt
William Post Jr.
Agent Walker
(as William Post)
Harry Bellaver
Max Coburg
Bruno Wick
Adolf Lange
Harro Meller
Conrad Amulf
Charles Wagenheim
Gustav Hausmann
Alfred Linder
Adolf Klein
Renee Carson
Luise Vajda
Reed Hadley
Voice: Narrator
J. Edgar Hoover
Himself
(archival footage)
Frank Kreig
Travel Agent
Stanley Tackney
Instructor
Carl Benson
German Spy Trainee
Robert Culler
German Spy Trainee
Vincent Gardenia
German Spy Trainee
Ellsworth Glath
German Spy Trainee
Anna Marie Hornemann
German Spy Trainee
Edward Michaels
German Spy Trainee
Frank Richards
German Spy Trainee
Harrison Scott
German Spy Trainee
Sara Strengell
German Spy Trainee
Eugene Stuckmann
German Spy Trainee
Marriott Wilson
German Spy Trainee
Salo Douday
Franz von Wirt
(aka Francisco Ruiez)
E.G. Marshall
Mortuary Attendant
Edwin Jerome
Major General
Rusty Lane
Admiral
Alfred Zeisler
Oberst Felix Strassen
Antonio Pires
Lisbon Watchmaker
William Adams
Customs Officer
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel
Freda Kassel
Yoshito Tagawa
Japanese Man
Delmar Nuetzman
Saboteur (Herbert Baeumler)
Frieda Altman
Saboteur
William Beach
Saboteur
Hamilton Benz
Saboteur
Henry Cordy
Saboteur
Mita Cordy
Saboteur
James J. Coyle
Saboteur
Hans Hansen
Saboteur
Kenneth Konopka
Saboteur
Bernard Lenrow
Saboteur
Scott Moore
Saboteur
Gertrude Wottitz
Saboteur
John Zak
Saboteur
John McKee
Dr. Arthur C. Appleton
Sheila Bromley
Beauty Parlor Customer
Victor Sutherland
George Washington Bridge Toll Booth Attendant
Paul Ford
NYPD Sergeant Arresting Dietrich
George Shelton
Frank Jackson
George Brandt
German Man
Elmer Brown
Scientist
Tom Brown
Intern
Benjamin Burroughs
Briggs' Aide
Jack Cherry
Scientist
Harold Dyrenforth
Undetermined Role
Lew Eckles
Policeman
Bruce Fernald
FBI Agent
Fred Hillebrand
Policeman
Danny Leone
Delivery Boy
Douglas Rutherford
Colonel
Jay Wesley
FBI Agent
Douglas DC-3
Airliner

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