The Devil Pays Off (1941)

Genres - Action, Drama, Mystery, Spy Film  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Republic Pictures borrowed William Wright from Paramount but then reduced him to third billing below ace villains J. Edward Bromberg and Osa Massen in this busy espionage melodrama, in which a former Navy lieutenant is assigned to investigate a shipping magnate whose vessels seem to mysteriously end up in the hands of certain foreign powers. The alcoholic lieutenant, Chris Waring (Wright), at first refuses to use his playboy techniques to trap the magnate's wife, Valerie (Massen), but a chance meeting with the handsome lady changes his mind and the race is on. Watch for horror movie icon Dwight Frye as a radio operator.

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agent [representative], boating, enemy, espionage, expose [revelation], government, honor [recognition], hunting, military, Navy, redemption, selling, service, shipping-tycoon, tracking [following], tycoon