Joe Smith, American (1942)

Genres - Action, Drama, Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, War Adventure  |   Release Date - Feb 1, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This upbeat war-time tale chronicles the ordeal of ardently American munitions plant worker Joe Smith (Robert Young), whose access to the U.S. military's plan for a new bomb-sight leave him victim to an abduction from Nazi agents. Knowing that Joe (Young) has vital information, the German soldiers hold nothing back in their attempts to force it out of him, including vicious, unending rounds of torture. The captured patriot, however, reveals nothing, opting instead to visualize happy times from his past as a means to escape his agonizing ordeal. Luckily, Joe manages to escape, contact the FBI, and bring his Nazi captors to justice. Directed by Richard Thorpe, Joe Smith, America also features actors Marsha Hunt and Darryl Hickman as Joe's beloved family.

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rescue, war, America, blueprints, bomb, childbirth, conflict, courage, escape, factory, factory-worker, family, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), freedom, happiness, kidnapping, knowledge, Nazism, POW/MIA, secrets, son, thug, torture, victim, weapons, wife, worker, producer [showbiz], youth