Espionage is a 1937 American Proto-Noir, spy-film, adventure, drama, romance, comedy thriller film directed by Kurt Neumann and written by Leonard Lee, Ainsworth Morgan and Manuel Seff, based on the 1935 West End play Espionage by Walter C. Hackett. The film stars Edmund Lowe, Madge Evans, Paul Lukas, Ketti Gallian, Richard "Skeets" Gallagher, and Frank Reicher. The film was released February 26, 1937, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


A smart-aleck mystery novelist agrees to board the Orient Express to get the goods on an arms dealer for a newspaper editor pal. But when his passport is lifted by a pickpocket, he finds himself forced to pose as the husband of passenger Booth, unaware that she's a reporter who's also on Kronsky's trail.