Secret Enemies (1942)

Genres - Action, Mystery, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Unglamorized Spy Film  |   Release Date - Sep 17, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Made in 1942 but released early in 1943, Secret Enemies is a Warner Bros. espionage quickie, putting the studio's second-echelon contractees to good use. Craig Stevens, Faye Emerson and John Ridgely are the leads in this hour-long meller about a Nazi spy ring operating covertly in America. The FBI sniffs out the "secret enemies," striking another blow against Uncle Adolf. Secret Enemies enabled Faye Emerson to step up into "A" pictures and secured a contract extension for reliable utility player John Ridgely. But Craig Stevens was drafted almost immediately after the film's release; unable to regain his lost footing after the war, it would take Stevens until 1958 to establish himself as a full-fledged star on the TV series Peter Gunn.

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espionage, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), killing, Nazi, tracking [following], enemy, G-man, capture, lodge, secrets, city, war