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Special Agent (1935)

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Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Nick Carston. Julie Gardner is Carston's bookkeeper. Bradford enters Carston's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Julie Gardner
George Brent ...
Bill Bradford
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Alexander Carston
Jack La Rue ...
Jake Andrews (as Jack LaRue)
Henry O'Neill ...
District Attorney Roger Quinn
Robert Strange ...
Waxey Armitage
Joseph Crehan ...
Commissioner of Police
J. Carrol Naish ...
Joe Durell (as J. Carroll Naish)
Joe Sawyer ...
Rich - Chief Henchman (as Joseph Sauers)
William B. Davidson ...
Charlie Young - Carston's Lawyer (as William Davidson)
Robert Barrat ...
Chief of Internal Revenue Service
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Williams - Quinn's Secretary
Joe King ...
Agent Wilson (as Joseph King)
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U.S. District Attorney
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Storyline

Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Nick Carston. Julie Gardner is Carston's bookkeeper. Bradford enters Carston's organization and Julie cooperates with him to land Carston in jail. An informer squeals on them. Julie is kidnapped by Carston's henchmen as she is about to testify. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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14 September 1935 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The Hays office objected to a bit of dialogue by character Nick Carston so rather than reshoot the scene, the sound was eliminated. See more »

Goofs

When Richie takes Bill away to the castle, the feet of crew members and camera equipment are clearly reflected on the car. See more »

Connections

Remade as Gambling on the High Seas (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Cheerful Little Earful
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played as background music at the casino
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25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Special Agent (1935)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A Fed (George Brent) goes undercover to bring down a gangster (Ricardo Cortez) but he's going to need help from the gangster's book keeper (Bette Davis). This is pretty typical stuff from Warner and their gangster pictures but it's brought up a few levels by the impressive cast. I'm not a big fan of Brent but he makes for a good lead here and delivers a fine performance. Cortez steals the show as the gangster and Davis is decent in her role. The supporting cast includes Henry O'Neill, J. Carrol Naish and Joe Sawyer. The story really doesn't contain anything new or fresh but if you're a fan of these Warner pictures then this one should keep you entertained through its short running time.


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