I Was an American Spy

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Released 1951

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Director:
Lesley Selander
Released:
1951
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Claire Phillips is an American nightclub singer working in Singapore in the early 1940s, when the Japanese attack and take over the island country. Now trapped, and widowed since her husband was killed in the Bataan Death March, Claire agrees to aid an American secret agent in fighting the occupying Japanese troops. She is captured by the enemy, tortured, and sentenced to be shot, but is rescued at the last minute by her American contact. This war-time tale is based on the true story of Americas own "Mata Hari" of the South Pacific, and stars Ann Dvorak ("Scarface," "Flame of Barbary Coast") as Claire Phillips, Gene Evans ("Operation Petticoat," "Shock Corridor") as the American secret agent, and Douglas Kennedy ("Dark Passage," "The Fastest Guitar Alive"), Philip Ahn (TVs "Kung Fu," "Thoroughly Modern Millie") and Richard Loo ("The Man With the Golden Gun," "The Sand Pebbles").
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