Espionage (1937): Kurt Newmann’s Thriller, Starring Edmund Lowe, Madge Evans, and Paul Lukas

Kurt Neumann directed the thriller Espionage, written by Leonard Lee, Ainsworth Morgan and Manuel Seff, based on the 1935 West End play of the same title by Walter C. Hackett.

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Theatrical release poster

The film stars Edmund Lowe, Madge Evans, Paul Lukas, Ketti Gallian, Richard “Skeets” Gallagher, and Frank Reicher.



Edmund Lowe as Kenneth Stevens
Madge Evans as Patricia Booth
Paul Lukas as Anton Kronsky
Ketti Gallian as Sonia Yaloniv
Richard “Skeets” Gallagher as Jimmy Brown
Frank Reicher as Von Cram
Billy Gilbert as Turk
Robert Graves as Duval
Leonid Kinskey as Maxie Burgos
Mitchell Lewis as Sondheim
Charles Trowbridge as Doyle
Barnett Parker as Bill Cordell
Nita Pike as Fleurette
Juan Torena as South American
George Sorel as Maitre d’Hotel
Gaston Glass as La Forge
Egon Brecher as Chief of Police


Directed by Kurt Neumann
Produced by Harry Rapf
Screenplay by Leonard Lee, Ainsworth Morgan, Manuel Seff, based on Espionage by Walter C. Hackett
Music by William Axt
Cinematography Ray June
Edited by W. Donn Hayes

Production company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Release date: February 26, 1937

Running time: 67 minutes


TCM showed the movie on July 6, 2020.