They Got Me Covered is an early entry in the spy parody genre, sending up such then-contemporary classics of international intrigue as Foreign Correspond-ent, Saboteur and Casablanca. Borrowing the basic premise of the former, Hope plays Robert Kittredge, the worst foreign correspondent in the press. Stationed in wartime Moscow, he fails to predict (or even cover) the Nazis’ attack on Russia or Russia’s subsequent entry into the war. Needless to say, this raises the blood pressure of his editor back home, an irritable newspaperman cut from the same cloth as Spider-man’s J. Jonah Jameson. Kittredge is recalled to Washington, where he has one last shot at saving his career when an informant drops the story of a lifetime in his lap, about a Nazi spy ring operating in the capital.