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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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Trivia

Film debut of Wanda Hendrix. See more »

Goofs

In a scene late in the film, where Lauren Bacall and Charles Boyer are driving in the car, one angle shows a two-tone steering wheel (amber on top, ivory on the bottom/grip side); but in the next shot, a closeup on the steering wheel, the entire steering wheel is ivory. See more »

Quotes

Contreras: You can go home now, your job is finished.
Luis Denard: And leave it to you to sell out? Oh no, I can trust myself - I do not trust you. I intend to complete the mission myself.
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Referenced in Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene (2013) See more »

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Too Marvelous for Words
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played on the piano at the road house
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coal miner's daughter
15 May 2005 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

A film that dramatized an understandable reluctance to face the inevitable coming of the the second world war, when a Spanish Republican, sent by his soon to be overthrown government, (Charles Boyer) infiltrates himself into England looking for support for his cause by trying to influence wealthy mine owners not to sell coal to the fascists back in Spain. He upsets the locals, getting convincingly beaten in one scene, and later in the film facing an angry crowd of miners who see him as yet another threat to their shaky livelihood. Notwithstanding socio-economic hierarchy, xenophobia, and world politics, this film expertly delves into a dark and suspenseful intrigue involving unfaithful compatriots played by Katina Paxinou and Peter Lorre, and is expertly filmed in numerous darkly lit scenes set in a dreary hotel by James Wong Howe.


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