They Came to Blow Up America (1943) - Rotten Tomatoes

They Came to Blow Up America (1943)





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In this WWII drama, an American agent sneaks into a Nazi spy ring to learn some double-agents' identities. The hero assumes a dead spy's identity and contacts the Nazi superiors. He is then placed aboard a U-boat and sent to the US. Things go well until his cover is blown.


George Sanders
as Carl Steelman / Ernst Reiter
Anna Sten
as Frau Reiter
Ward Bond
as FBI Chief Craig
Dennis Hoey
as Col. Taeger of Nazi police
Sig Rumann
as Dr. Herman Baumer
Ludwig Stossel
as Julius Steelman
Robert H. Barrat
as Capt. Kranz
Poldy Dur
as Helga Lorenz
Ralph Byrd
as Heinrich Burkhardt
Elsa Janssen
as Mrs. Henrietta Steelman
Rex Williams
as Eichner
Charles McGraw
as Zellerbach
Sven Hugo Borg
as Cmdr. Houser
Kurt Katch
as Schonzeit
Arno Frey
as Kranz's Aide
Sam Wren
as Jones
Dick Hogan
as Coast Guardsman
Lisa Golm
as Saleslady
Egon Brecher
as Kirschner
Walter O. Stahl
as Col. Taeger's Aide
Eula Guy
as Anne the Nurse
Lane Chandler
as Reynolds
Torben Meyer
as Gottwald
Sigurd Tor
as Holtzfeld
Walter Sande
as Boatswain's Mate
John Epper
as Dispatch Rider
Fred Nurney
as Ernest Teiker
Jack Lorentz
as Marine Sentry
John Mylong
as German Officer
Ruth Brady
as Secretary
John Banner
as Gestapo
Pierre Watkin
as Diplomat
Forbes Murray
as Diplomat
Frederic Brunn
as German Soldier
Albert D'Arno
as German Soldier
Arthur Space
as FBI Man
Bruce Warren
as FBI Man
Hugh Prosser
as FBI Man
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All Critics (1)

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.

July 30, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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