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Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner and Robert Lord.

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Watching 1939: Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)

on Aug 29, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

rue events with a spy ring based in New York and the 1938 trial that followed, the Guenther Gustave Rumrich Spy Case in 1938.In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, thi... Read full article

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[Kellogg and Renard hear remarks about the spy case by diners at a lunch counter]
U.S. Atty. Kellogg: The voice of the people.
Edward 'Ed' Renard: Thank God for such people.
U.S. Atty. Kellogg: Yes, thank God.

Edward 'Ed' Renard: I told you I thought this man is an amateur. If he is, why did he become a spy? Well, because he's been listening to speeches, and reading pamphlets about Nazi Germany and believing them. Unfortunately, there are thousands like him in America. Half-witted, hysterical crackpots who go "Hitler-happy" from overindulgence in propaganda that makes them believe that they're supermen.

Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels: There will be slight change in our methods. From now on, National Socialism in the United States must wrap itself in the American flag. It must appear to be a defense of Americanism. But at the same time, our aim must always be to discredit conditions there in the United Sates. And in this way make life in Germany admired and wished for. Racial and religious hatred must be fostered on the basis of American-Aryanism. Classism must be encouraged in a way that the labor and the middle classes will become confused and antagonistic. In the ensuing chaos, we will be able to take control.

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Adolf Hitler reportedly planned to execute the makers of this film upon winning the war.
On Manday, July 3, 1939, Warner's legal department advised company's theaters that "Confessions of a Nazi Spy" must not be publicized as "based on the book written by Leon G. Turrou."
Ernest Haller took over as director of photography when Sol Polito fell ill.
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