This film, Hitchcock's first contribution to wartime American propaganda, is as polished and suspenseful as any the great director would make. A forerunner to NORTH BY NORTHWEST, SABOTEUR tells a similar story of an innocent man accused of murder and chasing a bunch of insidious spies
across the country. Barry Kane (Robert Cummings) is a simple factory worker in an airplane plant whose best friend is killed in a fire. It turns out the extinguisher Kane handed him was filled with gasoline, engulfing his friend in flames before burning the whole factory. An investigation points
to Kane as the saboteur, forcing him to flee across the country to find the real fifth col...