Espionage (film)

Espionage is a 1937 American comedy thriller film directed by Kurt Neumann and written by Leonard Lee, Ainsworth Morgan and Manuel Seff, based on the 1935 West End play Espionage by Walter C. Hackett. The film stars Edmund Lowe, Madge Evans, Paul Lukas, Ketti Gallian, Richard "Skeets" Gallagher, and Frank Reicher. The film was released February 26, 1937, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]

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Directed byKurt Neumann
Produced byHarry Rapf
Screenplay byLeonard Lee
Ainsworth Morgan
Manuel Seff
Based onEspionage
by Walter C. Hackett
StarringEdmund Lowe
Madge Evans
Paul Lukas
Ketti Gallian
Richard "Skeets" Gallagher
Frank Reicher
Music byWilliam Axt
CinematographyRay June
Edited byW. Donn Hayes
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • February 26, 1937 (1937-02-26)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States


Lowe plays a smart-aleck mystery novelist who agrees to board the Orient Express to get the goods on an arms dealer (Lukas) for a newspaper editor pal. But when his passport is lifted by a pickpocket (Gallagher), he finds himself forced to pose as the husband of passenger Evans, unaware that she's a reporter who's also on Lukas' trail.



  1. ^ "Espionage (1937) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Espionage". TV Guide. Retrieved 25 November 2014.

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