Anti-Nazi tract laced with 1938 newsreel footage finds American girl (Bennett) married to a German (Lederer) gradually learning he is a Nazi, trying to get their son to America.
At the beginning of the film, Dr. Gerhardt mentions the Hoffmans will be sailing from Pier 86 on the S.S. Breman. Pier 86 in Manhattan on the Hudson River has been the home of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum since 1982. The S.S. Braman's maiden voyage was in 1929 and she set the transatlantic crossing records in both directions. She and her sister ship, the S.S. Europa, were the most technologically advanced ocean liners of their time. During WWII the Breman was outfitted as a troopship for the invasion of England, but mainly served as a barracks ship at Bremerhaven, Germany. There, in March 1941 she was destroyed by a fire set by a disgruntled crew-member. She was scrapped to the waterline in 1942, towed away to Nordenham, and finally sunk by explosives in 1946.
Well, Schicky sold 'em a goldbrick. Probably the greatest goldbrick that's ever been sold to any peoples in the entire history of time.
When Joan Bennett wrestles with her Nazi interrogator, they knock the phone off the desk. The phone very obviously has no cable connected to it.