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The House On 92nd Street (1945)



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An interesting docudrama about the FBI's involvement in tracking down German spies during World War II, The House On 92nd Street is a nice bit of film history. It's dated, and in particular its exuberant patriotism may strike modern viewers as simplistic, but so much the better: it makes this film a valuable window into another time, not so long ago, when things were very different. Among other things, we get to see some of the research laboratories of the FBI, containing a great deal of obsolete technology, which are probably more fascinating to see today than they were back in 1945. And though a secondary reason to see this film, the story is pretty good too.