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Secret Command is a 1944 American drama film directed by A. Edward Sutherland and starring Pat O'Brien and Carole Landis.[2] It was nominated for the Oscar for Best Effects (David Allen, Ray Cory, Robert Wright, Russell Malmgren, Harry Kusnick) in 1945.[3]

Secret Command
Secret Command Poster 2.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byA. Edward Sutherland
Written byRoy Chanslor (Story: John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins)[1]
StarringPat O'Brien
Music byPaul Sawtell
CinematographyFranz Planer
Edited byViola Lawrence
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Torneen Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • July 30, 1944 (1944-07-30)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States



The plot involves a U.S. effort to root out Nazi saboteurs at a shipyard during World War II. Pat O'Brien plays an American intelligence officer who goes undercover at the yard, working at a construction job and looking for possible spies among the managers and employees.



  1. ^ "Secret Command". FilmAffinity. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2011-06-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2013-06-23.

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