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Special Agent (1935)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  14 September 1935 (USA)
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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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Joe Durell (as J. Carroll Naish)
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Ned Rich (as Joseph Sauers)
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Charlie Young (as William Davidson)
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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 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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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 »

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

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Lullaby of Broadway
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played as background music at the casino
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16 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bette Davis was already an established actress when she did this film with 27 movies under her belt, and an Oscar nomination for Of Human Bondage. She would win an Oscar for Dangerous the same year this film was released. This is a different Bette Davis than most of us are used to seeing. She was a cute blonde in this film and here acting ability was very evident even in this average gangster flick.

This flick had a good story about trying to bring down a mobster (Ricardo Cortez) with a T-Man (George Brent) posing as a newspaper reporter. You have to suspend belief at some of the story, but it's not 2007! Brent and Davis would join forces later with Bogey and Ronald Reagan in the Oscar-nominated Dark Victory.


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