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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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Last film of Lawrence Grant. 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 »

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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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Featured in Hollywood contra Franco (2008) See more »

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Love Is the Sweetest Thing
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Written by Ray Noble
Performed by Lynn Baggett at the road house
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Rising Damp
16 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

The novel is easily superior and the best parts of the film are direct translations from what Greene wrote; for instance the quiet but grim humour that breaks into the scenes with Boyer and Lorre, or the murdered-child obsession that takes over some of the plot. Where the film deviates from the novel, it tends to the ludicrous.

However I don't want to suggest that the film is bad in any way. It always looks the part and the story stays in the mind like a good 'un. Some of the minor characters were stock actors who could turn their hand to anything.

It's a dreadful shame that the film's not available on DVD.


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