I Was an American Spy

I Was an American Spy

Ann Dvorak
Director: Lesley Selander Cast: Ann Dvorak
Ann Dvorak
, Gene Evans
Gene Evans
, Douglas Kennedy
Douglas Kennedy
Lesley Selander

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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I Was an American Spy is a true story, based on a series of autobiographical Reader's Digest articles written by Claire Phillips. Ann Dvorak stars as Ms. Phillips, an American nightclub singer trapped in Singapore when the Japanese march in. Having lost her husband to the Bataan death march, Phillips agrees to join an American secret agent (Gene Evans) in undermining the Japanese occupation troops. She is captured by the enemy, tortured, and sentenced to be shot, but is rescued at the last minute by her American contact. I Was an American Spy handles its more brutal scenes with a marked degree of tastefulness, thanks to the careful direction of Lesley Selander. Just as in their wartime movie appearances, Chinese actor Richard Loo and Korean actor Philip Ahn are eminently hissable as the Japanese villains.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316125441
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 36,300

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ann Dvorak Claire Phillips
Gene Evans Boone
Douglas Kennedy John Phillips
Richard Loo Col. Masamoto
Chabing Lolita
Philip Ahn Capt. Arito
Marya Marco Fely
Nadene Ashdown Dian
Lisa Ferraday Dorothy
Howard Chuman Kamuri
Fred Revelala Zig Zag
Richard H. Bartlett American Soldier
Lane Bradford Driver
Angel Cruz Mashito
John Damler Soldier
Harold Fong Actor
Jerry Fujikawa Actor
Harry Hamada Japanese Lieutenant
Gil Herman Lieutenant
Riley Hill Thompson
Frank Jenks Mac
Eddie Lee Japanese MP
James B. Leong Ho Sang
Weaver Levy Japanese Guard
Leon Lontoc Pacio
Dennis Moore Sgt. Borden
Kane Nakano Advance Guard
Jack Reynolds US Sergeant
William Tannen US Army Captain
William Yip Gen. Saito
Leo Abbey Torres
George Fields Harmonica Player
Kei Chung Newsboy
Bret Hamilton GI
Sojin Actor
Li Sun Japanese Soldier
Artarne Wong Actor

Technical Credits
Lesley Selander Director
Phil Cahn Editor
David Diamond Producer
Arthur Hammerstein Songwriter
Edward Kay Score Composer
Dave Milton Art Director
Harry Neumann Cinematographer
Sam Roeca Screenwriter
Dudley Wilkinson Songwriter

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