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Confidential Agent (1945)

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 »

Director:

Herman Shumlin

Writers:

Graham Greene (novel), Robert Buckner (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Boyer ... Luis Denard
Lauren Bacall ... Rose Cullen
Victor Francen ... Licata
Wanda Hendrix ... Else
George Coulouris ... Captain Currie
Peter Lorre ... Contreras
Katina Paxinou ... Mrs. Melandez
John Warburton ... Neil Forbes
Holmes Herbert ... Lord Benditch
Dan Seymour ... Mr. Muckerji
Art Foster Art Foster ... Chauffeur
Miles Mander ... Mr. Brigstock
Lawrence Grant ... Lord Fetting
Ian Wolfe ... Dr. Bellows
George Zucco ... Detective Geddes
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Storyline

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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She's back...and she's beautiful...and she's bowling over Boyer! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agente confidencial See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to a contemporary article in Daily Variety, Warner Bros. intended the film to star Humphrey Bogart and Eleanor Parker when it acquired the film rights to the novel. 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

Luis Denard: I love kippers.
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.116 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played and sung in the ship's bar
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Terrific Stuff
20 January 2004 | by htwhyppeSee all my reviews

Good old black and white Graham Greene based people in dangerous times doing heroic and mysterious things. Hardly a shot fired or a punch thrown and a hundred time more interesting than the glop that's being minted by Hollywood today. Bacall lights up the screen of course and Boyer is entirely engaging. They don't make movies like this any more.


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