The Best Spy Films of the 1940s

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Notorious 1946, 101 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantIngrid BergmanClaude Rains

Film Noir    Mystery    Political Thriller

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Saboteur 1942, 108 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Priscilla LaneNorman LloydOtto Kruger

Chase Movie    Spy Film    Thriller

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Ministry of Fear 1944, 86 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Ray MillandMarjorie ReynoldsCarl Esmond

Drama    Film Noir    Mystery

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Night Train to Munich 1940, 90 min.

Carol Reed     Starring: Margaret LockwoodRex HarrisonPaul Henreid

Spy Film    Thriller    War

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Across the Pacific 1942, 97 min.

John Huston     Starring: Humphrey BogartMary AstorSydney Greenstreet

Action    Adventure    Drama

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Berlin Express 1948, 87 min.

Jacques Tourneur     Starring: Merle OberonRobert RyanCharles Korvin

Action    Action Thriller    Drama

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Blackout 1940, 92 min.

Michael Powell     Starring: Conrad VeidtValerie HobsonHay Petrie

Adventure    British Noir    Film Noir

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13 Rue Madeleine 1947, 95 min.

Henry Hathaway     Starring: James CagneyAnnabellaRichard Conte

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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Northern Pursuit 1943, 93 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: Errol FlynnJulie BishopHelmut Dantine

Spy Film    Action    War Adventure

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I Dood It 1943, 102 min.

Vincente Minnelli     Starring: Red SkeltonEleanor PowellRichard Ainley

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

Down by 15 in the past 45 days 15

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'Pimpernel' Smith 1941, 120 min.

Leslie Howard     Starring: Leslie HowardFrancis L. SullivanMary Morris

Adventure    Spy Film    War

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