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Mystery Sea Raider (1940)

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73 min | Drama, War

At the outset of World War II, June McCarthy meets Carl Cutler aboard the S.S.Aleria, a British vessel en route to New York from London, where she has been dancing. The ship is sunk in mid-voyage by an unidentified submarine, and Cutler ...See moreAt the outset of World War II, June McCarthy meets Carl Cutler aboard the S.S.Aleria, a British vessel en route to New York from London, where she has been dancing. The ship is sunk in mid-voyage by an unidentified submarine, and Cutler aids in rescuing June. As they arrive safely in Manhattan, June asks Cutler to contact her fiancé, Jimmy Madden, about the use of his stranded freighter, "Apache", in Cutler's "import business." By this action, she has unwittingly aided Cutler, who is an undercover Nazi naval officer, with acquiring a "mother ship" for German submarines in the Atlantic. Cutler charters the "Apache" and also kidnaps June who, he fears, might realize he was responsible for the sinking of the "Alleria." When the ship is at sea, a submarine comes along-side, and the crew climbs aboard to be met by Cutler and his aides in full uniform. Madden is informed that Cutler is now the ship's captain, and then takes the ship on missions of commerce raiding in the Carribbean, with Madden and his crew imprisoned in the ship's hold. June is allowed freedom of the ship and Madden believes she is an accomplice of Cutler's. She regains his favor and trust when she conceives the idea of cutting carbide flares from the life preservers for floating S.O.S. messages. Written by Les Adams See less
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Aug 9, 1940 (United States)

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65 cast members
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Carole Landis
June McCarthy June McCarthy   See fewer
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Henry Wilcoxon
Captain Jimmy Madden Captain Jimmy Madden   See fewer
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Onslow Stevens
Carl Cutler Carl Cutler   See fewer
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Kathleen Howard
Maggie Clancy Maggie Clancy   See fewer
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Wally Rairden
Blake, 3rd Mate (as Wallace Rairdon) Blake, 3rd Mate (as Wallace Rairdon)   See fewer
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Henry Victor
Cmdr. Bulow Cmdr. Bulow   See fewer
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Roland Varno
Lt. Schmidt Lt. Schmidt   See fewer
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Louis Adlon
Lerner Lerner   See fewer
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Willy Kaufman
Lt. Felder Lt. Felder   See fewer
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Monte Blue
Captain Norberg Captain Norberg   See fewer
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Matthew Boulton
Captain Howard Captain Howard   See fewer
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Gohr Van Vleck
Captain Van Wyck Captain Van Wyck   See fewer
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Jean Del Val
Captain Benoit Captain Benoit   See fewer
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Kay Linaker
Flossie La Mare Flossie La Mare   See fewer
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Reed Howes
Hughes, Carl's Chauffeur Hughes, Carl's Chauffeur   See fewer
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Phil Warren
Sparks, Radio Operator (as Philip Warren) Sparks, Radio Operator (as Philip Warren)   See fewer
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Kurt Kreuger
Franz, German Seaman Franz, German Seaman   See fewer
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Jack Roberts
Jack, American Seaman Jack, American Seaman   See fewer
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Eric Alden
August - German Seaman (uncredited) August - German Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry A. Bailey
Sugar Daddy (uncredited) Sugar Daddy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Holger Bendixen
Wilheim, German Seaman (uncredited) Wilheim, German Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwin Brian
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jess Lee Brooks
Second Fisherman (uncredited) Second Fisherman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Willy Castello
Radio Operator (uncredited) Radio Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Cavendish
Gunnery Officer (uncredited) Gunnery Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Chapin
Messboy (uncredited) Messboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Worth Crouch
Quartermaster (uncredited) Quartermaster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sidney D'Albrook
Man on Wharf (uncredited) Man on Wharf (uncredited)   See fewer
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Albert D'Arno
Submarine Commander (uncredited) Submarine Commander (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Depp
Mousey Little Man (uncredited) Mousey Little Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vernon Downing
Martin (uncredited) Martin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roland Drew
Navigating Officer (uncredited) Navigating Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Flynn
Heinrich, German Seaman (uncredited) Heinrich, German Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hans Fuerberg
Radio Man (uncredited) Radio Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Grant
Hans, German Seaman (uncredited) Hans, German Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Grayson
Ernst, German Seaman (uncredited) Ernst, German Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Groag
Herman, German Seaman (uncredited) Herman, German Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Man on Wharf (uncredited) Man on Wharf (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darryl Hickman
Benny (uncredited) Benny (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leyland Hodgson
Listener (uncredited) Listener (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Indrisano
Bo's'n (uncredited) Bo's'n (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Lawson
Larry, American Seaman (uncredited) Larry, American Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Man on Wharf (uncredited) Man on Wharf (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally Maher
Jenkins (uncredited) Jenkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Marsh
Radio Operator on the Aleria (uncredited) Radio Operator on the Aleria (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wanda McKay
Lois (uncredited) Lois (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas Mizer
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norma Gene Nelson
Annette (uncredited) Annette (uncredited)   See fewer
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Otto Reichow
Siegfried, German Seaman (uncredited) Siegfried, German Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ferdinand Schumann-Heink
Submarine Captain (uncredited) Submarine Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hans Schumm
Sentry (uncredited) Sentry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rudolf Steinboeck
Nick, German Seaman (uncredited) Nick, German Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Taggart
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sigfrid Tor
Albert, German Seaman (uncredited) Albert, German Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nicholas Vehr
Adolph, German Seaman (uncredited) Adolph, German Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chester Walker
Karl, German Seaman (uncredited) Karl, German Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
Straker (uncredited) Straker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernest Whitman
First Fisherman (uncredited) First Fisherman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Willey
British Cruiser Captain (uncredited) British Cruiser Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Winslow
Messenger (uncredited) Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Winter
Chalmers (uncredited) Chalmers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Wintle
Man on Wharf (uncredited) Man on Wharf (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Zynda
Submarine Commander (uncredited) Submarine Commander (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 37 votes