Confidential Agent Overview:

Confidential Agent (1945) was a Drama - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Herman Shumlin and produced by Jack L. Warner and Robert Buckner.


A famous concert pianist in '30s Spain travels to London to purchase a consignment of coal for the Loyalist struggle and prevent the Nazis from getting their hands on it. There he meets the beautiful Bacall and falls in love with her.

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Contreras: You can go home now, your job is finished.
Luis Denard: And leave it to you to sell out? Oh no, I can trust myself - I do not trust you. I intend to complete the mission myself.

Rose Cullen: I have my points - if a man can stand the strain.
Luis Denard: It might be worth it - if he had the time.
Rose Cullen: He'd find the time - if he wasn't a fool.

Luis Denard: I've been beaten, robbed, suckered, betrayed - I've failed my mission - I've had enough. But that child was murdered, and for this someone is going to pay.

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This is famously the movie where Howard Hawks said Lauren Bacall let her voice get high again, and as a result no one liked her in it. Curiously enough there is no sign of this in the actual movie. If no one liked her in it maybe she was just miscast as an Englishwoman.
Franz Waxman reused his title music for this movie in Dark Passage. The same music was also used over the title is To Have and Have Not.
Last film of Lawrence Grant.
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