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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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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 »

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Rule Britannia
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Played during the opening sequence
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Curiously obscure film should be better known
16 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though it has some glaring tonal shifts this little charmer should be better known then it is.

Don Ameche stars as a brash, to put it mildly, news reporter who bulldozes his way to whatever he wants in London during the Blitz. One night while walking during a blackout he happens to meet a lovely Joan Bennett and practically sweeps her off her feet. When the air raid sirens go off they end up spending the night in a tube station with dozens of others, when he wakes up and she's gone leaving behind a cheeky note that would be the end of it for most men but not for Ameche who doggedly finds out her identity and finagles a way for them to work together. From there it's a fast dance towards love amongst the threat of bombs and assorted crises. It's all pretty breezy with nice performances by the stars but being a war movie reality occasionally intrudes leading to those jarring shifts.

Still certainly as good as many other better known movies from the era why this one has fallen through the cracks is a puzzler.


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