- Commentary by Film Noir Historian Eddie Muller
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 6, 2005
- Originally Released: 1945
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English
- Stereo - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Eddie Muller - Film Historian
- Trailers: Fox Noir Montage
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- Additional Products:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1945 -
Best Motion Picture Story: Charles G. Booth
USA Today - 06/09/1995
"...This fact-based Oscar winner for best original story launched the semi-documentary sleuth cycle, a ubiquitous force in post-war cinema..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Set in New York during World War II, The House on 92nd Street is a riveting spy thriller. Reporting to FBI counter-terrorist agent George Briggs (Lloyd Nolan), William Dietrich (William Eythe) becomes a double agent in order to infiltrate a cell of German spies gathering information about construction of the atom bomb. Hoping to identify its highest-level operatives, the FBI allows the spy ring to continue operations in their 92nd Street headquarters. As the Nazis close in on the bomb, the tension explodes in this gripping film!
A groundbreaking film for its docu-drama feel, this film about counterespionage efforts against Nazi spies in New York was filmed with the cooperation of the FBI. This exciting story was based on an actual incident in which a Nazi agent attempted to steal parts of the atom bomb and uses newsreel as well as location shots to give it atmospheric authenticity.
World War II
- The story is a composite of cases from official FBI files.
- Non-professional actors and real FBI agents appeared in the film.
- Censorship in 1945 wouldn't allow the producers to have a man impersonating a woman, so they used a woman instead for the role of transvestite.
- Film debuts for actors Edward (E.G.) Marshall, Vincent Gardenia, Rusty Lane and Paul Ford.
- Shot on location in New York.
- Additional cast: Lydia St. Clair (Johanna Schmedt), William Post, Jr. (Walker), Bruno Wick (Adolphe Lange), Harro Meller (Conrad Arnulf), Charles Wagenheim (Gus Huzmann), Alfred Linder (Adolph Klaen), Rusty Lane (Admiral).
- Additional credits: Lewis Creber (art director), William Sittel (set decorator), William Newberry (casting director), Henry Weinberger (assistant director).