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Confidential Agent (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | 10 November 1945 (USA)
During the Spanish Civil War, a republican courier travels to England to try and buy coal. He meets with an amount of local hostility, while his life is at risk from those on the fascist ... See full summary »

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During the Spanish Civil War, a republican courier travels to England to try and buy coal. He meets with an amount of local hostility, while his life is at risk from those on the fascist side. Support comes from an unlikely if attractive quarter. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Agente confidencial  »

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Trivia

Last film of Lawrence Grant. See more »

Goofs

A "silencer" is shown being used on a revolver. Due to how a revolver is constructed silencers won't work on most of them. See more »

Quotes

Rose Cullen: I told you, I don't like melodrama.
Luis Denard: Well... sometimes it just happens that way.
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Connections

Referenced in Dark Passage (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Marvelous for Words
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played on the piano at the road house
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Quite underrated.

An underrated addition to the Graham Greene cinematic canon - its perceived faults can now be seen as virtues. Director Shumlin, theatrical director, frames his action with an oppressive rigidity appropriate to the material, and the seemingly inept compositions compellingly suggest unease. Both a dark thriller and a story of moral regeneration (for the female character! In a 40s thriller!), the film has an upright hero who turns mad and murderous (and possibly paedophiliac), brilliantly brings the faraway ideologies of the Spanish Civil War into jolting dangerous reality, has one horrific murder, an astonishing insights into class and capitalism, clever theatrical metaphors, a rare approximation of Greene's God, and an ending that is only happy if you know nothing about history.


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