The House on 92nd Street

1945

The House on 92nd Street

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In this drama, the FBI learns of the presence of several suspicious persons in Washington DC. William Eythe is a German-American college student approached by the spies to become a secret Nazi operative. Eythe instead heads directly to FBI chief Lloyd Nolan and offers his services as a double agent.

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Cast

William Eythe
as Bill Dietrich
Lloyd Nolan
as Inspector George A. Briggs
Signe Hasso
as Elsa Gebhardt
Gene Lockhart
as Charles Ogden Roper
Leo G Carroll
as Col. Hammersohn
Lydia St. Clair
as Johanna Schmedt
Reed Hadley
as Narrator
Harry Bellaver
as Max Coburg
Bruno Wick
as Adolphe Lange
Harro Meller
as Conrad Arnulf
Charles Wagenheim
as Gus Huzmann
Alfred Linder
as Adolph Klaen
Renee Carson
as Luise Vadja
John McKee
as Dr. Arthur C. Appleton
John R. McKee
as Dr. Arthur C. Appleton
Edwin Jerome
as Major General
Elisabeth Neumann
as Freda Kassel
Alfred Zeisler
as Col. Strassen
Rusty Lane
as Admiral
Salo Douday
as Franz Von Wirt
Paul Ford
as Sergeant
William Adams
as Customs Officer
Tom Brown
as Intern
Bruce Fernald
as FBI Agent
Frieda Altman
as Saboteur
William Beach
as Saboteur
Hamilton Benz
as Saboteur
Henry Cordy
as Saboteur
Mita Cordy
as Saboteur
Hans Hansen
as Saboteur
Scott Moore
as Saboteur
John Zak
as Saboteur
George Brandt
as German Man
Yoshita Tagawa
as Japanese Man
Elmer Brown
as Scientist
Jack Cherry
as Scientist
Stanley Tackney
as Instructor
Carl Benson
as Trainee
Frank Kreig
as Travel Agent
Antonio J. Pires
as Watchmaker
Danny Leone
as Delivery Boy
E.G. Marshall
as Attendant at Morgue
Hans Thomson
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The House on 92nd Street

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Audience Reviews for The House on 92nd Street

  • Jan 07, 2011
    This is from the fox Film Noir Collection and is a semi documentary film, shows the FBI at work in those early days of the European conflict. Henry Hathaway, the director, focus on the work behind the scenes of a group of German spies, operating in New York and how the FBI is able to infiltrate the group. If your into Film Noir and ole school black and white you might enjoy it. I can only muster up 2 1/2 Stars on this one
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    Boring, confusing, I didn't get it. I usually like film noir, but I didn't like this movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 25, 2009
    <div style="width:280px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-house-on-92nd-street-11965075"><img src="http://content9.flixster.com/photo/11/96/50/11965075_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"><B><I>The House on 92nd Street</B></I></a> - FBI lab demonstrates 2-way mirror</div></div> Part film noir, part documentary, this public relations film glorifying the FBI is actually quite interesting. It is easier to take, given the fact that it is accurate and from a simpler time when there was greater clarity between who was the enemy and who wasn't. The picture documents the Christopher Case, in which engineer William Dietrich was recruited by the Nazis as a spy, but went to the FBI first, and became a double agent. He infiltrates a Nazi sleeper cell/spy network in NYC based out of a house on 92nd Street. Undercover as a Nazi information courier, Dietrich's interactions with the Nazis allows the FBI to solve the problem of a high level nuclear research leak. The film contains some intrigue scenarios that make for tense moments. The producers note that location photography of the actual locales is used whenever possible, as well as casting of actual FBI agents. Despite the semi-documentary style, the film manages to trap one's attention nevertheless. There are plenty of tricks, gimmicks double-crosses and deceptions to keep the spy movie fan entertained.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Feb 08, 2007
    Docu-drama film-noir of the FBI's efforts in the 40's. Bill Dietrich (Eythe) becomes a double agent for the FBI. His task is to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring. The film believably carries out the style of a documentary. Nice twist at the end.
    Byron B Super Reviewer

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