About the film
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Release Date: August 16, 1940
|Slogan||:||«The thrill spectacle of the year!»|
|Genres||:||Mystery, Thriller, War|
|Production Companies||:||Walter Wanger Productions, United Artists|
|Writers||:||Charles Bennett, Ben Hecht, James Hilton, Joan Harrison, Robert Benchley|
The European war was only beginning to erupt across national borders. Johnny Jones, an American crime reporter dispatched by his New York publisher to put a fresh spin on the drowsy dispatches emanating from overseas, has a nose for a good story—which promptly leads him to the crime of fascism and Nazi Germany's designs on European conquest. In attempting to learn more about a seemingly noble peace effort, Jones walks into the middle of an assassination, uncovers a spy ring and—not entirely coincidentally—falls in love.