I Escaped from the Gestapo (1943)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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With a title like I Escaped from the Gestapo, it's a wonder that there's any suspense at all in this Monogram programmer. Dean Jagger stars as Lane, an imprisoned counterfeiter who is sprung from jail by a group of sinister-looking gentlemen. It soon develops that Lane is expected to apply his counterfeiting skills on behalf of the Nazis, who hope to destroy America's economy by flooding the market with phony money. But Lane's patriotism outweighs his mercenary instincts, and he turns the tables on the villains. Particularly well cast, I Escaped from the Gestapo features such reliables as John Carradine, Sidney Blackmer and Ian Keith, as well as Mary Brian in one of her handful of "comeback" films.

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war, agent [representative], counterfeit, escape, escaped-convict, espionage, Germany, help, Nazism, prison