Pacific Blackout (1941)

Director
Ralph Murphy

Main cast
Robert Preston; Martha O'Driscoll; Philip Merivale; Eva Gabor; Louis Jean Heydt

Genres
Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Description
Falsely convicted of murder, young Robert Draper (Robert Preston) escapes custody during a practice blackout drill. Under cover of darkness, Draper hopes to find the real killer, who turns out to be a member of a Nazi sabotage ring. Completed shortly before America entered WW2.


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