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The House on 92nd Street

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In a story based on actual events, Nazi spies in New York City try to recruit German-American college student Bill Dietrich (William Eythe) at the height of World War II. Dietrich instead offers his services to the FBI as a double agent. Infiltrating the spy ring, which is headquartered in an East 92nd Street townhouse, Dietrich must contend with the house's beautiful owner (Signe Hasso) and, ultimately, a cache of smuggled atomic secrets that could derail the entire American war effort.

Cast & Crew

William Eythe
Bill Dietrich
Lloyd Nolan
Agent George A. Briggs
Signe Hasso
Elsa Gebhardt
Gene Lockhart
Charles Ogden Roper
Leo G. Carroll
Col. Hammersohn
Lydia St. Clair
Johanna Schmidt
Bruno Wick
Adolf Lange
Harro Meller
Conrad Arnulf
Charles G. Booth
Writer (Story)
Charles G. Booth
Writer (Screenplay)
Barré Lyndon
Writer (Screenplay)
John Monks Jr.
Writer (Screenplay)
Norbert Brodine
Cinematographer
Harmon Jones
Film Editor
David Buttolph
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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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