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''Saboteur'' is a 1942 wartime thriller by Creator/AlfredHitchcock and was his first movie made with an all-American cast.

The protagonist is Barry Kane (Robert Cummings), who works at an airplane factory in California when a friend of his is killed in an act of sabotage. While the law thinks he is responsible, Kane goes on a cross-country hunt for the real saboteur, a man named Fry.

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!!Tropes:
* AffablyEvil: All of the saboteurs appears to be lovely people outside their work.
* BlindMusician: Philip Martin, whose niece, Pat, becomes a reluctant ally to Kane.
* ClearMyName
* ClimbingClimax: Atop the Statue of Liberty.
* CreatorCameo
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Fry's death in the end.]]
* DramaticIrony: The ball room scene, where [[spoiler:the bad guys are chasing Barry and Pat while they are trying to find a way out.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Charles Tobin and his young granddaughter. Also Freeman, who has two children.
* LivingMacGuffin: Fry is a textbook example.
-->'''Patricia Martin:''' Fry... He seems so small now, I'd forgotten about him.
* MonumentalBattle: [[spoiler:The final battle on the Statue of Liberty.]]
* {{Rancher}}: Charles Tobin.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: At one point Barry threatens to leave Pat alone in the desert and reminds her that it's crawling with snakes at night.
* SayMyName: [[spoiler:As the last piece of spoken dialogue in the movie, Fry calls out Kane's name as he falls to his death.]]
* SceneryPorn: [[spoiler:The Statue of Liberty.]]
* SmugSnake: Tobin
* SpiesInAVan: [[spoiler:Fry, during the bomb plot.]]
* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII
* WronglyAccused: Barry.
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