“They don't make baseball players like Moe Berg anymore. Judging by Aviva Kempner's authoritative and engrossing documentary The Spy Behind Home Plate, they likely never did.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.
Aviva Kempner's The Spy Behind Home Plate is the first feature-length documentary to tell the real story of Morris "Moe" Berg, the enigmatic and brilliant Jewish baseball player turned spy. Berg caught and fielded in the major leagues during baseball's Golden Age in the 1920s and 1930s. But very few people know that Berg also worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), spying in Europe and playing a prominent role in America's efforts to undermine the German atomic bomb program during WWII.
NR; 98 minutes
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