Starring Bruce Bennett, Kay Harris, Edward Norris, Sidney Blackmer, Don
Directed by Lew Landers
Runtime: 60 min.
Print Quality: B
Released in late August of 1942, Sabotage Squad was the last of
Columbia's B-budget wartime melodramas of the 1941-42 season. Edward
Norris stars as Eddie Miller, a brash Broadway bookie who stumbles upon
a nest of Nazi saboteurs. Technically not the hero-Bruce Bennett and Kay
Harris are top-billed-Norris domaniates the plotline, going through much
the same "good bad guy" paces previously trod by Humphrey Bogart in
the strikingly similar All Through the Night. Sidney Blackmer, who
managed to show up in a number of low-budget films without ever giving
the impression of "slumming," provides smooth and subtle menace as
the head Nazi. Also in the cast are Columbia contractees John Tyrrell and
Eddie Laughton, taking a break from their accustomed duties in the
studio's westerns and "Three Stooges" comedies.