Waterfront (1944)

Director
Steve Sekely

Main cast
John Carradine; J. Carrol Naish; Maris Wrixon; Edwin Maxwell

Genres
Action, Thriller

Description
A Nazi spy passes himself off as an optometrist in San Francisco's waterfront district. Someone robs him of his code book, and he must get it back.


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