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The Secret Code (1942)

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275 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A police detective goes undercover and joins a gang of Nazi agents using explosive gases and artificial lightning to sabotage the war effort, whom he battles in disguise as The Black Commando.
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Director
Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer G. Bennet)
Writers
Basil Dickey (original screenplay) | Robert M. Beche (original screenplay) (as Robert Beche) | Leighton Brill (original screenplay)
Producer
Composer
Cinematographer
James S. Brown Jr. (as James Brown Jr.)
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Status
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Updated Sep 4, 1942

Release date
Sep 4, 1942 (United States)

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63 cast members
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Paul Kelly
Lt. Dan Barton / The Black Commando Lt. Dan Barton / The Black Commando   See fewer
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Anne Nagel
Jean Ashley Jean Ashley   See fewer
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Rudolph Anders
Rudi Thysson (as Robert O. Davis) Rudi Thysson (as Robert O. Davis)   See fewer
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Clancy Cooper
Det. Sgt. Pat Flanagan Det. Sgt. Pat Flanagan   See fewer
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Gregory Gaye
Nazi Agent Feldon (as Gregory Gay) Nazi Agent Feldon (as Gregory Gay)   See fewer
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Ludwig Donath
Nazi Prof. Metzger (as Louis Donath) Nazi Prof. Metzger (as Louis Donath)   See fewer
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Beal Wong
Quito Quito   See fewer
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Eddie Parker
Chief Henchman Berck Chief Henchman Berck   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Police Chief Burns Police Chief Burns   See fewer
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Charles C. Wilson
Desk Sgt. Cullen Desk Sgt. Cullen   See fewer
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Alex Callam
Investigator Hogan [Chs.6-9,11-15] Investigator Hogan [Chs.6-9,11-15]   See fewer
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Robert Fiske
Investigator Ryan Investigator Ryan   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Maj. Henry Barton Maj. Henry Barton   See fewer
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Jacqueline Dalya
Linda - Nazi HQ Radio Receptionist[Chs.1,3,5,12-15] Linda - Nazi HQ Radio Receptionist[Chs.1,3,5,12-15]   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
F. Wolper [Chs.1,4,8,10,11,14] F. Wolper [Chs.1,4,8,10,11,14]   See fewer
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Kenne Duncan
Marvin [Chs.1-3,5-6] Marvin [Chs.1-3,5-6]   See fewer
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George Lynn
Chief Stover [Ch.1] Chief Stover [Ch.1]   See fewer
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Frank Shannon
Police Commissioner [Ch.1] Police Commissioner [Ch.1]   See fewer
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Gus Glassmire
Mr. Stevens [Ch.1] Mr. Stevens [Ch.1]   See fewer
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John Elliott
Prof. Clyde [Chs.1,4] Prof. Clyde [Chs.1,4]   See fewer
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Jack Rice
Fred, Jensen's Clerk [Chs.2,4] Fred, Jensen's Clerk [Chs.2,4]   See fewer
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Sigfrid Tor
Lt. Kurtz [Chs.3-4] (as Sigurd Tor) Lt. Kurtz [Chs.3-4] (as Sigurd Tor)   See fewer
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Joseph W. Girard
Col. Drake [Chs.3-5] Col. Drake [Chs.3-5]   See fewer
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Dick Botiller
Hans Steufel Hans Steufel   See fewer
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Lucien Prival
U-499 Commander [Chs.4,15] U-499 Commander [Chs.4,15]   See fewer
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Rose Plumer
Flower Woman Spy Flower Woman Spy   See fewer
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Lester Dorr
Otto H. Stahl [Chs.6-8] Otto H. Stahl [Chs.6-8]   See fewer
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Peter Leeds
Henchman Carl Hiecke [Ch. 9] Henchman Carl Hiecke [Ch. 9]   See fewer
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Kit Guard
Henchman Corrick [Ch.10] Henchman Corrick [Ch.10]   See fewer
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Warren Jackson
Ralph [Ch.15] Ralph [Ch.15]   See fewer
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Henry Lysing
Code Lessons Code Lessons   See fewer
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Roy Brent
The Military Policeman [Ch.10] (uncredited) The Military Policeman [Ch.10] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Brown
Police Lab Technician (uncredited) Police Lab Technician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Caits
Messenger (uncredited) Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Carpenter
Newscaster [Ch.6] (uncredited) Newscaster [Ch.6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Clark
Nazi Agent (uncredited) Nazi Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Police Chief Henry Burns (uncredited) Police Chief Henry Burns (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Dunn
Weather Bureau Man (uncredited) Weather Bureau Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Federal Agent (uncredited) Federal Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Gribbon
First Mate (uncredited) First Mate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Hendricks
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Coffee Shop Counterman [Ch.12] (uncredited) Coffee Shop Counterman [Ch.12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank LaRue
Weather Bureau Man (uncredited) Weather Bureau Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom London
Weather Bureau Guard (uncredited) Weather Bureau Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Knox Manning
Narrator (uncredited) Narrator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Mapes
Nazi Agent (uncredited) Nazi Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank McCarroll
Military Policeman (uncredited) Military Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Millican
Reporter Bill [Ch.1] (uncredited) Reporter Bill [Ch.1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Zon Murray
Military Policeman (uncredited) Military Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Peil Sr.
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Jailer [Ch.1] (uncredited) Jailer [Ch.1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Polo
Special Delivery Messenger [Ch.7] (uncredited) Special Delivery Messenger [Ch.7] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rush
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Shumway
Police Dispatcher [Ch.1.15] (uncredited) Police Dispatcher [Ch.1.15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Steele
Federal Agent (uncredited) Federal Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Stone
Newsboy [Ch.1] (uncredited) Newsboy [Ch.1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Truck Driver [Ch.13] (uncredited) Truck Driver [Ch.13] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally West
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Woods
Henchman Kurt (uncredited) Henchman Kurt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Young
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 45 votes