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The Unwritten Code is an offbeat, better-than-average Columbia wartime "B" picture. Though Ann Savage and Tom Neal are top-billed, the central character is supporting-actor Roland Varno. He plays a Nazi spy who sneaks into the U.S., hoping to release hundreds of German prisoners. He fails, but not until plenty of bullets have been spent. The most interesting aspect of The Unwritten Code is the casting of Savage and Neal as the "good" characters: in 1945, these two cult favorites would play the decidedly unsavory protagonists of the film noir classic Detour.

  1. Herman Rotsten


  2. Leslie T. White


  3. Robert Wohlmuth


  4. Charles Kenyon


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ann Savage

    Ann Savage

    Mary Lee Norris

  2. Tom Neal

    Tom Neal

    Sgt. Terry Hunter

  3. Roland Varno

    Roland Varno

    Cpl. Karl Richter

  4. Howard Freeman

    Howard Freeman

    Mr. Norris

  5. Mary Currier

    Mary Currier

    Mrs. Norris

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The Unwritten Code
The Unwritten Code


Status Released

Release Information

  • October 25, 1944


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 1m

Budget -

Revenue -



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