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In this film, aircraft plant worker Robert Cummings is accused of sabotaging his factory and causing the death of a co-worker. Actually, Cummings is the fall guy for a ring of Nazi spies, headed by an above-suspicion American philanthropist. Our hero goes on a cross-country chase after the genuine saboteur.


Robert Cummings
as Barry Kane
Priscilla Lane
as Patricia "Pat" Martin
Otto Kruger
as Charles Tobin
Norman Lloyd
as Frank Fry
Alan Baxter
as Freeman
Clem Bevans
as Neilson
Alma Kruger
as Mrs. Henrietta Sutton
Vaughan Glaser
as Phillip Martin
Dorothy Peterson
as Mrs. Mason
Ian Wolfe
as Robert, the Butler
Al Bridge
as Marine Sergeant MP
Frances Carson
as Society Woman
Murray Alper
as Mac, the Deputy Driver
Kathryn Adams
as Young Mother
Pedro de Cordoba
as Bones the Human Skeleton
Billy Curtis
as "Major" the Midget
Marie LeDeaux
as Tatania the Fat Woman
Jeanne Romer
as Marigold, Siamese Twin
Lynn Romer
as Annette, Siamese Twin
Samuel S. Hinds
as Foundation Leader
Selmer Jackson
as FBI Chief
Emory Parnell
as Husband in Movie
Will Lee
as Worker
Will Wright
as Company Official
Maggie Hayes
as Wife in Movie
Paul Everton
as Bus Man
Selmar Jackson
as FBI Chief
Pat Flaherty
as Navy Man
Barton Yarborough
as 1st FBI Man at Mason's House
Virgil Summers
as Ken Mason
Lee Phelps
as Plant Policeman
Marjorie Wood
as Farmer's Wife
Belle Mitchell
as Adele, the Maid
Eddie Foster
as Driver for Saboteurs
Dick Midgley
as FBI Man
Don Cadell
as FBI Man
Milton Kibbee
as Husband in Movie Audience
Gene O'Donnell
as Jitterbug
William Gould
as Stranger
Ralph Dunn
as FBI Man at Mason's House
William H. Ruhl
as Deputy Marshal
Vinton Haworth
as Other Man in Movie
Margaret Hayes
as Wife in Movie
Rex Lease
as Plant Counterman
Duke York
as Deputy
Nancy Loring
as Young Mother
Archie Twitchell
as Motorcycle Cop
Claire Whitney
as Wife in Movie Audience
Frank Marlowe
as George, the Truck Driver
Alan Bridge
as Marine Sergeant MP
Norma Drury
as Refugee Mother
Charles Sherlock
as Barry's Taxi Driver
Jack Cheatham
as Detective
Jack Gardner
as Pat's Taxi Driver
Kernan Cripps
as Man in Movie Audience
Jean Trent
as Blonde Aircraft Worker
Jimmie Lucas
as Taxi Driver
Dale Van Sickel
as FBI Assistant/Phone Operator
Margaret Ann McLaughlin
as Baby Susie Brown
Anita Bolster
as Esmeralda the Bearded Lady/Lorelei
Gerald Pierce
as Elevator Operator
Claire James
as Deaf Man's Companion
Alfred Hitchcock
as Deaf and Mute Man Outside Drug Store
Cyril Ring
as Party Guest
Jeffrey Sayre
as Henchman
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Critic Reviews for Saboteur

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Audience Reviews for Saboteur

  • May 29, 2017
    Perhaps the most disappointing Hitchcock film. Some of plot points are preposterous andRobert Cummings can't carry the movie. Despite the bad there are some classic Hitchcock set pieces (Statue of Liberty) and images.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2017
    Far from essential Hitchcock, "Saboteur" is another jaunt through the director's favored "wrongly accused" scenario. The film was shot during wartime, so naturally the central crime is in a related sphere, allowing the script to slide in a patriotic speech here and there. Robert Cummings is accused of bombing the aircraft factory where he works, framed by the young Norman Lloyd (remember him on "St. Elsewhere," decades later?) in his feature-film debut. This leads to an erratic hitchhiking trip across the country, full of bizarre episodes (I'm guessing this is the only Hitchcock film with Siamese twins in its cast) and implausible transitions. Eventually, a high-society ring of terrorists emerges. Cummings' love interest is one Priscilla Lane, who can roam the roads for days without showering or a clothing change and yet sustain immaculately styled hair. Otto Kruger steals the movie as a slick, subtle villain who never drops his charming smile and speaks only in subtext. The climactic confrontation atop the Statue of Liberty is a classic Hitchcock scene, but not enough to save the film.
    Eric B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 28, 2016
    Another decent piece of American propaganda made by Hitchcock during WWII following his Foreign Correspondent - and certainly a more consistent film than that one -, despite some trouble with pacing and the fact that for about every two or three hits, there is a miss.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 16, 2015
    some weird sub characters who are utterly convinced of the heroes innocence, it was a bit too much. good fun plot though
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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