Cipher Bureau

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Cipher Bureau
Directed by Charles Lamont
Produced by Franklyn Warner
Written by Arthur Hoerl, from a Monroe Shaff story
Cinematography Arthur Martinelli
Release date
  • October 26, 1938 (1938-10-26)
Running time
64 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Cipher Bureau is a 1938 American film directed by Charles Lamont.

Leon Ames plays the head of a listening agency in Washington DC dedicated to breaking up a foreign radio-spy ring, enlisting his naval-officer brother, and tangling with beautiful spies. The film was successful enough to cause a sequel, Panama Patrol.


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