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  • Actors: Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Peter Lorre, Wanda Hendrix, George Coulouris
  • Format: DVD-Video
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Castilian
  • Dubbed: Castilian, English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.37:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008NZ6G8O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,182 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lorenzo Bedini on 20 Oct. 2013
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Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall are both cast refreshingly against type in this adaptation of Graham Greene's noir novel. Boyer is excellent as the near burned-out agent of the title, coming to London from civil war-torn Spain, mourning the loss of his wife and daughter and anxious to stop the other side acquiring English coal to support their war effort. Laurel Bacall handles herself well as the hard-bitten heiress, playing the part with such seeming heartfelt bitterness that one soon overlooks the American accent. Peter Lorre and George Coulouris head a firm supporting cast, while director Herman Shumlin creates a 1930's London of Dickensian fogs and labyrinthine mean streets. In fact 'Dickensian' is very much the flavour of the story, despite the obvious difference in period, making it quite uncomfortable in places, even in our more jaded age: an unfounded accusation of child abuse, the murder of a teenage girl - herself the kind of tragic character one might find in Dickens - lend the atmosphere a nightmare quality. The spy, once a much respected composer and concert pianist, is driven partly by necessity but perhaps more by moral outrage to committing acts of brutality that he would once have found quite unthinkable. As you would expect from a film with a Graham Greene novel - albeit one of his 'Entertainments' - as source material, it's quite uncompromising and horribly real in terms of character and action, though perhaps a little politically naive. (In any civil war neither side is ever absolutly blameless, begging the question: if our hero gets the coal, who knows what atrocities his comrades would commit?)
Not a film about `tough guys', but a film about tough situations affecting ordinary people. A slab of classic noir, but with a streak of (welcome) smoky romanticism, with enough subtleties to make it worth re-watching.
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When you first put this on it will be in Spanish please select English to watch . I have nothing but respect for Lauren Bacall .Yes most definitely a star in her own right. Its a pity the stars of today didn't have those that helped those of that by gone era. transforming them into stars that would be loved by the public that went to see those movies.I understand they were practically owned by the studios but if they played the game they lives could be transformed to wealth and glamour.. Unlike today it seems to be who can be the most shocking sexually or otherwise admittedly this did go on back then but it was covered up or misconstrued. The so called star could either be made or broken. This movie is well worth buying for its pure entertainment and professionalism.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Barrett on 27 Sept. 2014
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Confusing meandering slack and with Lauren miscast. It is still good entertainment for those of us who enjoy Warner Brothers Word War Two spy films. With those who fought for the Republic in Spain shown for a change as the heroes they really were.
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