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I Was an American Spy (1951)

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85 min | Biography, Drama, War

Begins in documentary style when U. S. Army General Mark Clark authenticates Claire Phillips' adventures and achievements, as an American citizen who rendered invaluable services to her country in Manila during the Japanese occupation, and...See moreBegins in documentary style when U. S. Army General Mark Clark authenticates Claire Phillips' adventures and achievements, as an American citizen who rendered invaluable services to her country in Manila during the Japanese occupation, and at the end, when she is presented a medal by a Presidential representative: Claire Phillips, a café entertainer in Manila, marries a U.S. soldier on December 8, 1941, after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, and when he is killed fighting the Japanese invasion of the Phillipines, she returns to her calling as a means of obtaining and transmitting to the American and Filipino guerillas information, supplies and services which the Filipino underground uses in its aid to the Allied forces fighting the Japanese invaders. She has narrow escapes from detection and detention, until she is finally exposed as a spy, arrested, convicted and imprisoned. Written by Les Adams See less
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Claire Phillips (novel "Manila Espionage") (magazine article "I Was an American Spy") | Myron B. Goldsmith (magazine article "I Was an American Spy" and novel "Manila Espionage") | Samuel Roeca (screenplay) (as Sam Roeca)
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Updated Apr 14, 1951

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Apr 14, 1951 (United States)

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47 cast members
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Ann Dvorak
Mrs. Claire 'High Pockets' Phillips Mrs. Claire 'High Pockets' Phillips   See fewer
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Gene Evans
Cpl. John Boone Cpl. John Boone   See fewer
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Douglas Kennedy
Sgt. John Phillips Sgt. John Phillips   See fewer
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Richard Loo
Col. Masamato Col. Masamato   See fewer
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Chabing
Lolita Lolita   See fewer
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Philip Ahn
Capt. Arito Capt. Arito   See fewer
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Lisa Ferraday
Dorothy Fuentes Dorothy Fuentes   See fewer
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Howard Chuman
Kamuri Kamuri   See fewer
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Fred Revelala
Zig Zag (as Freddie Revelala) Zig Zag (as Freddie Revelala)   See fewer
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James B. Leong
Ho Sang Ho Sang   See fewer
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Mark W. Clark
Himself / Authenticator in Prologue (as General Mark Clark) Himself / Authenticator in Prologue (as General Mark Clark)   See fewer
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Leo Abbey
Torres (uncredited) Torres (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wong Artarne
Japanese MP (uncredited) Japanese MP (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Bartlett
American Soldier (uncredited) American Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Escolastico Baucin
Memerto (uncredited) Memerto (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Bradford
Sgt. / Jeep Driver (uncredited) Sgt. / Jeep Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kei Thin Chung
Native Newsboy (uncredited) Native Newsboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angelo Cruz
Mashito (uncredited) Mashito (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Damler
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Fields
Harmonica Player (uncredited) Harmonica Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Fong
Japanese Lieutenant with Prisoners (uncredited) Japanese Lieutenant with Prisoners (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Fujikawa
Japanese Guard (uncredited) Japanese Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Hamada
Japanese Lieutenant (uncredited) Japanese Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bret Hamilton
American Soldier (uncredited) American Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Myron Healey
American Soldier in Jeep (uncredited) American Soldier in Jeep (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gil Herman
Lieutenant (uncredited) Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Riley Hill
Thompson (uncredited) Thompson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Iwanaga
Submarine Officer (uncredited) Submarine Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Remedos Jacobe
Woman Clerk (uncredited) Woman Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Jenks
Radio Operator 'Mac' Marconi (uncredited) Radio Operator 'Mac' Marconi (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Lee
Japanese MP (uncredited) Japanese MP (uncredited)   See fewer
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Weaver Levy
Japanese Guard (uncredited) Japanese Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sung Li
Japanese Soldier (uncredited) Japanese Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Andres Lucas
Siggy (uncredited) Siggy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Celeste Madamba
Pressa (uncredited) Pressa (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dennis Moore
Sgt. Charlie Borden (uncredited) Sgt. Charlie Borden (uncredited)   See fewer
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Toshi Nakaki
Japanese Guard (uncredited) Japanese Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Nakano
Advance Guard (uncredited) Advance Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Reynolds
American Sergeant (uncredited) American Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Suzanne Ridgway
Girl at Ho Sang's Club (uncredited) Girl at Ho Sang's Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Sojin Jr.
Japanese Soldier (uncredited) Japanese Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Tannen
American Captain (uncredited) American Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Yip
Gen. Saito (uncredited) Gen. Saito (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Yokota
Admiral (uncredited) Admiral (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 139 votes