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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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The reviews for this movie were so disastrous that Warner Brothers decided to add extra scenes with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall to The Big Sleep in order to build up her role and hopefully limit the damage to her image. 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: What you want and what you settle for are not often the same.
Luis Denard: And often what you want is no good either.
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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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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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