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They Came to Blow Up America

1943 1h 13m Drama List
Reviews 43% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
German-American Carl (George Sanders) is tapped by the U.S. government to infiltrate the Bund, a Nazi propaganda organization. Though Carl is chastised by his own family for joining the group, he refuses to break cover. He later assumes the identity of a Nazi agent and works his way to the Bund headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. There he encounters Frau Reiter (Anna Sten), the wife of the man whose identity he stole, and she tries to expose Carl as a U.S. operative, putting his life in danger. Read More Read Less

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John Beifuss Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) Alarming images aside, the movie's actual message is one of reassurance: Like Spike Jones' comedic patriotic wartime hit, it heils right in Der Fuehrer's face. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 30, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Good movie. I didn't see a thing wrong with it, (caution, spoilers) except that they kind of left what happened to Helga hanging out there. As for "alarming images", there are none. That's just silly. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Very loosely based on historical events, this WWII propaganda pieces unfortunately doesn't hold up over the test of time, despise a solid cast. Georege Sanders goes undercover as a Nazi to uncover a dastardly Nazi plot to, you guessed it, blow up America. Ward Bond is onboard to also fight the dirty Nazis and you've also got Charles McGraw and John "Schultz" Banner of "Hogan's Hero's" fame playing dirty Nazis. Despite a silly story, the cast makes it worth watching. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member 10/22/08 the flixster plot synopsis basically gives away the entire plot of the film! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis German-American Carl (George Sanders) is tapped by the U.S. government to infiltrate the Bund, a Nazi propaganda organization. Though Carl is chastised by his own family for joining the group, he refuses to break cover. He later assumes the identity of a Nazi agent and works his way to the Bund headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. There he encounters Frau Reiter (Anna Sten), the wife of the man whose identity he stole, and she tries to expose Carl as a U.S. operative, putting his life in danger.
Director
Edward Ludwig
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Jun 20, 2012
Runtime
1h 13m