Confidential Agent

Confidential Agent

Director: Herman Shumlin, Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall, Wanda Hendrix

Cast: Herman Shumlin, Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall, Wanda Hendrix

     
 
A Graham Greene novel was the source of the Warner Bros. espionage thriller Confidential Agent. Charles Boyer stars as Denard, a former concert musician operating as anti-Fascist secret agent in the Spanish Civil War. While negotiating with the neutral British for some much needed fuel supplies, Denard falls in love with gorgeous Rose Cullen (Lauren Bacall)

Overview

A Graham Greene novel was the source of the Warner Bros. espionage thriller Confidential Agent. Charles Boyer stars as Denard, a former concert musician operating as anti-Fascist secret agent in the Spanish Civil War. While negotiating with the neutral British for some much needed fuel supplies, Denard falls in love with gorgeous Rose Cullen (Lauren Bacall) Sympathetic to his cause, Rose helps Denard contend with such backstabbing villains as Contreras (Peter Lorre) and Mrs. Melandy (Katina Paxinou, who'd ironically won an Academy Award for her sympathetic potrayal in another Spanish Civil War drama, For Whom the Bell Tolls). Critics in 1945 liked Confidential Agent but trounced leading lady Lauren Bacall, suggesting that she was merely a pretty amateur who'd coasted to stardom via her associations with actor Humphrey Bogart and director Howard Hawks. At this point in her career, Bacall was inclined to agree with her detractors-though in time, she certainly proved them wrong.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2011
UPC:
0883316288221
Original Release:
1945
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:58:00
Sales rank:
33,795

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Boyer Denard
Lauren Bacall Rose Cullen
Wanda Hendrix Elsie
Peter Lorre Contreras
Victor Francen Licata
Katina Paxinou Mrs. Melendez
George Coulouris Capt. Currie
John Warburton Neil Forbes
Holmes Herbert Lord Benditch
Dan Seymour Mr. Muckerji
Art Foster Chauffeur
Miles Mander Brigstock
Lawrence Grant Lord Fatting
Ian Wolfe Dr. Bellows
George Zucco Detective Geddes

Technical Credits
Herman Shumlin Director
George J. Amy Editor
Robert Buckner Producer,Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Oliver S. Garretson Sound/Sound Designer
James Wong Howe Cinematographer
William L. Kuehl Set Decoration/Design
Leo K. Kuter Art Director
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Perc Westmore Makeup

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