Underground Agent

Underground Agent is a 1942 drama film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Bruce Bennett, Leslie Brooks, Frank Albertson, and Julian Rivero[1].[2] The film was released by Columbia Pictures.[3][4][5]

Underground Agent
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichael Gordon
Produced bySam White
Written byJ. Robert Bren, Gladys Atwater
StarringBruce Bennett, Leslie Brooks, Frank Albertson, Julian Rivero
Music byMischa Bakaleinikoff
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
Edited byArthur Seid
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 3, 1942 (1942-12-03)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States


Two U.S. government agents (Bruce Bennett and Frank Albertson) are assigned to prevent Nazi spies involved in a eavesdropping scheme from infiltrating into a Southern California war-defense plant. To help them in their venture, one of the agents invents an ingenious word-scrambler that eventually leads them to the German spies.



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  5. III, Harris M. Lentz (2008). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2007: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 29. ISBN 9780786434817. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
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