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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.

Directors:

Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang (uncredited)

Writers:

Samuel Fuller (story), Jo Swerling (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Ameche ... 'Mitch' Mitchell
Joan Bennett ... Jennifer Carson
Roddy McDowall ... Albert Perkins
John Loder ... Captain Lionel Channing
Raymond Walburn ... H. Cyrus Stuyvesant
Arthur Shields ... Jeff, Blind Typist
Eric Blore ... Mr. Hobbs, Regency Hotel
Helene Reynolds ... Dorothy
Claud Allister ... William (scenes deleted)
Roseanne Murray Roseanne Murray ... Ministry of Information Girl
Stuart Robertson Stuart Robertson ... Johnny Dunne, Consolidated Press Operations Manager
Queenie Leonard ... Daisy, Consolidated Press Switchboard Operator
Jean Prescott Jean Prescott ... Elizabeth Harding
Billy Bevan ... Mr. Bindle
Lumsden Hare ... Sir Titus Scott, Penzance Chronicle
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Correspondente Especial See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Archie Mayo replaced Fritz Lang after six days of production. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Carson: I'm staying with my grandmother.
'Mitch' Mitchell: Well, I'd like to meet her.
Jennifer Carson: My grandmother?
'Mitch' Mitchell: Yes!
Jennifer Carson: Why?
'Mitch' Mitchell: Oh, I love grandmothers. I have two of my own back in the States. They run a little tearoom. Uh, tell me, will you have a spot of tea with me?
Jennifer Carson: Are you in the habit of picking up girls in the blackout?
'Mitch' Mitchell: Well, how can you say such a thing? How can you even think such a thing?
Jennifer Carson: Are you trying to tell me you're not trying to pick me up?
'Mitch' Mitchell: Well, no, of course not.
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Connections

Edited into All This and World War II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Bless 'em All
(uncredited)
Written by Fred Godfrey (1917)
Revised Lyrics by Jimmy Hughes and Frank Lake (1940)
Sung by those in the tube station
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Love In the Underground
13 November 2001 | by telegonusSee all my reviews

Made in the months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Confirm Or Deny is a pleasant comedy-drama set during the London blitz, featuring engaging performances by its lead players, Don Ameche and Joan Bennett. The production values are excellent, and for a modest film it is visually quite striking, managing at times to evoke the mood of the real life photographs and newsreels of London on a Hollywood backlot. Director Archie Mayo was in decline when he made this film, but rallied for the occasion, making it seem much better than its script. A period piece, for sure, but a fascinating one, and at times quite moving. Unlike most American movies of the period, this one gives the real world its due, and its occasional moments of sadness and even tragedy are touching, and still resonate through the years.


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