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The Master Key (1945)

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226 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Government agents battle a gang of Nazis who are trying to use the Orotron machine, which can turn seawater into gold.
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Writers
Jack Natteford (original story) | Dwight V. Babcock (original story) | Joseph O'Donnell (screenplay) | George H. Plympton (screenplay) | Ande Lamb (screenplay)
Producer
Morgan Cox (as Morgan B. Cox)
Cinematographers
Maury Gertsman (photography) | William A. Sickner (photography) (as William Sickner)
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Updated Apr 24, 1945

Release date
Apr 24, 1945 (United States)

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Milburn Stone
Agent Tom Brant Agent Tom Brant   See fewer
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Jan Wiley
Janet Lowe Janet Lowe   See fewer
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Dennis Moore
Detective Lt. Jack Ryan Detective Lt. Jack Ryan   See fewer
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Addison Richards
Gerhard Doenitz - alias Garret Donahue Gerhard Doenitz - alias Garret Donahue   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Prof. Elwood Henderson Prof. Elwood Henderson   See fewer
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Maris Wrixon
Dorothy Newton Dorothy Newton   See fewer
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George Lynn
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Russell Hicks
Police Chief Michael J. O'Brien Police Chief Michael J. O'Brien   See fewer
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Roland Varno
Arnold Hoffman - aka Hoff, M-3 Arnold Hoffman - aka Hoff, M-3   See fewer
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Lash La Rue
Migsy - Street Urchin (as Alfred La Rue) Migsy - Street Urchin (as Alfred La Rue)   See fewer
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Jerry Shane
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Neyle Morrow
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John Eldredge
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Ernie Adams
Flash Faust (uncredited) Flash Faust (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Alexander
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Harris Berger
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Charles Blake
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George Chesebro
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Arthur Loft
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6.6 / 10 | 49 votes