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Confirm or Deny (1941)

Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send inappropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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'Mitch' Mitchell
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Jennifer Carson
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Albert Perkins
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Captain Lionel Channing
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H. Cyrus Stuyvesant
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Jeff, Blind Typist
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Mr. Hobbs, Regency Hotel
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Dorothy
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William (scenes deleted)
Roseanne Murray ...
Ministry of Information Girl
Stuart Robertson ...
Johnny Dunne, Consolidated Press Operations Manager
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Daisy, Consolidated Press Switchboard Operator
Jean Prescott ...
Elizabeth Harding
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Mr. Bindle
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Sir Titus Scott, Penzance Chronicle
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Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send inappropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.

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12 December 1941 (USA)  »

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Correspondente Especial  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Arthur Shields (Jeff) and John Loder (Captain Lionel Channing) fought on opposite sides of the Easter Rising of 1916: Shields fought with the Irish republicans while Loder was a second lieutenant in the British Army. Furthermore, Loder was the son of General William Lowe, the British officer to whom Pádraig Pearse surrendered on April 29, 1916. Shields had previously played Pearse in The Plough and the Stars (1936). See more »

Connections

Edited into All This and World War II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
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Written by Stephen Foster
Hummed by Mitch when leaving the Colonial Club
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The story idea was good....but the resolution was too quick and too contrived.
22 January 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Don Ameche stars as Mitch, a glib American reporter stationed in England just as the Blitz is about to take place. He's a not particularly nice guy--a bit of a departure for Ameche. This is because he's mostly concerned with two things--women and getting a scoop. Whether the Brits lose to the Nazis doesn't seem that important to Mitch and he has this attitude through almost all of the film. Then, late in the film Albert (Roddy McDowell) is killed in a bombing raid and INSTANTLY Mitch becomes a patriot and kills a story that could hurt the British war effort! This change is completely counter to who Mitch was and should have resulted in a slower change...not one like you see in the film. It's obvious that the film was intended as propaganda and to bolster US support for the war...but stretching out the film another 10-15 minutes and showing a realistic change in Mitch would have made it an exceptional film...not a transparent and superficial one like it is.


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