For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Smashing the Spy Ring.

Smashing the Spy Ring

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Smashing the Spy Ring
Smashing the Spy Ring.jpg
Directed byChristy Cabanne
Screenplay byArthur T. Horman
Dorrell McGowan
Stuart McGowan
Story byStuart McGowan
Dorrell McGowan
Produced byJack Fier
StarringRalph Bellamy
Fay Wray
Regis Toomey
CinematographyAllen G. Siegler
Edited byJames Sweeney
Music byM. W. Stoloff
Release date
  • December 29, 1938 (1938-12-29) (US)[1]
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States

Smashing the Spy Ring is a 1938 American drama film, directed by Christy Cabanne. It stars Ralph Bellamy, Fay Wray, and Regis Toomey, and was released on December 29, 1938.


Undercover secret agents John Baxter and Ted Hall apprehend a foreign spy at a factory, but he is shot by Steve Corben. They are transferred to Washington D.C. to work with Phil Dunlap to break up a spy ring, but Phil is quickly killed. Phil's sister Eleanor agrees to help finish the work. During the testing of a new chemical weapon, Ted fakes his death while John impersonates the gas's inventor Professor Leonard and feigns a mental breakdown. John and Eleanor, who pretends to be Leonard's sisters, admit themselves into the spy ring's sanatorium to gather intelligence but are discovered and captured. They escape by throwing acid from the laboratory at their captors before the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department surrounds the building. John and Eleanor become engaged, and Ted begins writing a novel based on the adventure.

Cast list


  1. ^ "Smashing the Spy Ring". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018. Retrieved March 9, 2018.

{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Smashing the Spy Ring
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!

Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.