Special Agent (1935)

Genres - Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance  |   Release Date - Sep 14, 1935 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Review by Hans J. Wollstein

George Brent, Bette Davis, and the otherwise stalwart Warner Bros. stock company are let down this time by a portentous screenplay, stilted direction, and a plot that was old hat even in 1935, a good four years or so since Al Capone was summarily sent up the river for tax evasion. Davis did her level best to avoid playing in B-movies like Special Agent, to the point of suspension, and, later, a costly lawsuit, but they made 'em fast and furious at Warner Bros. and few managed to successfully dodge the dreaded B-units.