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The House on 92nd Street Movie Review Summary

Actors: Lloyd Nolan, William Eythe, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart, Leo G. Carroll

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THE HOUSE ON 92ND STREET is a Fox production directed by Henry Hathaway in 1945. It earned the 1946 Academy award in the Best Writing, Original Story category.
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F.B.I. agent George A. Briggs asks Bill Dietrich, a German-American engineer, to work as a double agent in Elda Gebhardt's organization. Elda lives in a mansion situated in 92nd street where the German spies in the U.S. bring their informations to, and from where these informations are sent to Germany. Dietrich, after having been trained in a German spy school in Hamburg, Germany, is sent back to NYC with the mission to send by radio to Germany the stolen informations brought by the spies. These pieces of informations are of course slightly modified by the F.B.I. before Dietrich sends them. Now, Dietrich is asked by agent Briggs to discover who is Mr. Christopher, a top Nazi spy, no one among Elsa's organisation seems to have had the opportunity to see or meet.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 80%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding a spy/saboteur The terrorist enemy is...    -   racists/kkk/nazis

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   run over Any profanity?    -   None

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