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Sucker Bait (1943)

| Documentary, Short
Military training film exposing the means used by Nazi agents to extract military information from talkative soldiers.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Carlson ... Bill - Soldier
Stephen McNally ... Nazi Spy Posing as Captain (as Horace McNally)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Morris Ankrum ... F.B.I. Agent
Barbara Bedford ... Dr. Marford's Nurse
Paul E. Burns ... Pool Hall Proprietor
Spring Byington ... Jack's Mother
John Craven ... Bob - Soldier
Richard Derr ... Nazi Spy
Frank Faylen ... Henchman
Howard Freeman ... Dr. Owen Marford
Russell Gleason ... Jack - Soldier
Harry Hayden ... Jack's Father
Louis Jean Heydt ... Hotel Desk Clerk - Spy
Mary Beth Hughes ... Blonde Spy
Kay Medford ... Ginny aka Jeanne
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Military training film exposing the means used by Nazi agents to extract military information from talkative soldiers.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Official War Department Training Film #2033. See more »

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Sucker Bait is a vintage World War II military training film featuring some familiar Hollywood stars of the time
22 September 2018 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this military training short film on YouTube. It seems to have been made in Hollywood judging by the professionalism of the whole thing and the casting of many recognizable actors in it like Spring Byington, Donna Reed, Frank Faylen-those last two I recognized from my favorite movie: It's a Wonderful Life, and Esther Williams of whom this may have been close to her earliest film appearance. It takes place at a classroom where the teacher is telling his students how Americans aren't very smart and could possibly inadvertently reveal some classified info to someone they don't know but are fooled by certain demeanors or uniforms or other kinds of familiar clothes in thinking of them as fellow citizens instead of potential enemies during this World War II period. I'll just say that the way the film ends, it goes a way it perhaps shouldn't. So on that note, I recommend Sucker Bait for anyone curious about these vintage military films.


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