British Agent

British Agent

Director: Michael Curtiz

Cast: Leslie Howard, Kay Francis, William Gargan

     
 

British Agent starred the Hungarian/British actor Leslie Howard in the title role, was directed by full-fledged Hungarian Michael Curtiz, and costarred American leading lady Kay Francis as a Russian spy. Based on the memoirs of R. H. Bruce Lockhart, who had been the unofficial British emissary to the Russian Revolutionary government in 1917, British AgentSee more details below

Overview

British Agent starred the Hungarian/British actor Leslie Howard in the title role, was directed by full-fledged Hungarian Michael Curtiz, and costarred American leading lady Kay Francis as a Russian spy. Based on the memoirs of R. H. Bruce Lockhart, who had been the unofficial British emissary to the Russian Revolutionary government in 1917, British Agent spends more time on its romantic subplot than in recreating the birth of Bolshevism. Leslie Howard's purpose in this film is to dissuade the Bolsheviks from signing a separate treaty with the World War I German regime. It is obvious to modern-day viewers that Howard is merely looking after Britain's interests and has no concern for the Russians; this was par for the course in a 1930s film, but does not play well with less jingoistic audiences of the 1990s. The most interesting aspect of British Agent is the performance of saturnine Irving Pichel as a young Josef Stalin.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/15/2012
UPC:
0883316374474
Original Release:
1934
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
45,076

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leslie Howard Stephen Locke
Kay Francis Elena
William Gargan Medill
Phillip Reed Gaston LaFarge
Irving Pichel Pavlov
Walter Byron Stanley
J. Carrol Naish Commissioner for War
Ivan Simpson Evans
Halliwell Hobbes Sir Walter Carrister
Cesar Romero Tito Del Val
Alphonse Ethier Devigny
Tenen Holtz Lenin
George Pearce Lloyd George
Gregory Gaye Kolinoff
Paul Porcasi Romano
Addison Richards Zvododu
Lew Harvey Suspect
Frank Lackteen Actor
Robert Wilbur Actor
Walter Armitage Actor
Arthur Aylesworth Farmer
Thomas Braidon Cabinet member
Mary Forbes Lady Treheme
Winter Hall Cabinet Member
Olaf Hytten Undersecretary
Doris Lloyd Lady Carrister
Frank Reicher Mr. X
Marina Schubert Maria
Fred Walton Cabinet member

Technical Credits
Michael Curtiz Director
Laird Doyle Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Anton Grot Art Director
Ernest Haller Cinematographer
Tom Richards Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- British Agent
1. Chapter 1 [1:19]
2. Chapter 2 [3:22]
3. Chapter 3 [2:34]
4. Chapter 4 [2:55]
5. Chapter 5 [2:53]
6. Chapter 6 [2:20]
7. Chapter 7 [2:52]
8. Chapter 8 [1:32]
9. Chapter 9 [2:15]
10. Chapter 10 [1:42]
11. Chapter 11 [3:05]
12. Chapter 12 [1:18]
13. Chapter 13 [2:55]
14. Chapter 14 [4:12]
15. Chapter 15 [4:37]
16. Chapter 16 [1:56]
17. Chapter 17 [2:45]
18. Chapter 18 [3:19]
19. Chapter 19 [1:40]
20. Chapter 20 [3:55]
21. Chapter 21 [4:07]
22. Chapter 22 [2:38]
23. Chapter 23 [1:55]
24. Chapter 24 [2:35]
25. Chapter 25 [2:41]
26. Chapter 26 [2:16]
27. Chapter 27 [1:24]
28. Chapter 28 [1:57]
29. Chapter 29 [1:47]
30. Chapter 30 [2:05]
31. Chapter 31 [1:29]
32. Chapter 32 [2:10]

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