Espionage Agent

Espionage Agent

Joel McCrea
Director: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Joel McCrea
Joel McCrea
, Brenda Marshall
Brenda Marshall
, Jeffrey Lynn
Jeffrey Lynn
Lloyd Bacon




Unlike many another pre-WW II spy melodramas, Espionage Agent clearly identifies the villains as Germans. Joel McCrea plays Barry Corvall, the son of a recently deceased US diplomat. Boarding a Berlin-bound train, Corvall attempts to swipe a briefcase stuffed with documents which will prove that the Nazis have been infiltrating vital industrial centers in the United States. He is helped along by Brenda Ballard (Brenda Marshall), whose behavior suggests at times that she might not be all that trustworthy. According to the Warner Bros. publicity machine, Warren Duff's screenplay was based on actual events. Coming on the heels of the studio's Confessions of a Nazi Spy, Espionage Agent was indication enough that Warners had declared war on Germany long before President Roosevelt made it official.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2018
UPC: 0888574657505
Original Release: 1939
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:23:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joel McCrea Barry Corvall
Brenda Marshall Brenda Ballard
Jeffrey Lynn Lowell Warrington
George Bancroft Dudley Garrett
Stanley Ridges Hamilton Peyton
James Stephenson Dr. Rader
Howard Hickman Walter Forbes
Nana Bryant Mrs. Corvall
Robert O. Davis Paul Strawn
Hans Heinrich Von Twardowski Dr. Helm
Lucien Prival Decker
Addison Richards Bruce Corvall
Edwin Stanley Secretary of State
Loia Cheaney Actor
John Harron Actor
Alex Melesh Headwaiter
Sally Sage Actor
Alice Connors American
Martin Kosleck Karl Mullen
Granville Bates Phineas T. O'Grady
Grace Hayle Mrs. O'Grady
Egon Brecher Larsch
Emmett Vogan Instructor
Eddie Acuff Taxi driver
Louis Adlon Youth
Fern Barry American
Sidney Bracey Steward
Jean de Briac Waiter
Sarah Edwards Woman
Arno Frey Man
Eddie Graham American
John Hamilton Code room instructor
Winifred Harris Lady Ashford
Stuart Holmes American
William Hopper Student
Lloyd Ingraham Woodrow Wilson
George S. Irving Elderly official
Selmar Jackson Instructor
Glenn Langan Student
Vera Lewis Militant woman
Rolf Lindau Foreign agent
Al Lloyd American
Chris-Pin Martin Tunisian Guard (uncredited)
Billy McClain Manservant
George Reeves Warrington's secretary
Lionel Royce Hoffmeyer
Dorothy Vaughan Stout woman
Henry Victor Foreign official
Nella Walker Mrs. Peyton
Lotta Williams Woman
William Worthington Instructor
Fredrik Vogeding Man

Technical Credits
Lloyd Bacon Director
Milo Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Buckner Original Story
Ralph Dawson Editor
Adolph Deutsch Score Composer
Frank Donahue Screenwriter
Frank Donoghue Screenwriter
Warren B. Duff Screenwriter
Louis Edelman Associate Producer
Michael Fessier Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles Rosher Cinematographer
Francis J. Scheid Sound/Sound Designer
Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup
Carl Jules Weyl Art Director

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