Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 19, 1945

Confidential Agent (Warner) is in the best tradition of Warner Brothers' socially significant melodramas. Inspired by Graham Greene's excellent anti-fascist thriller, the film has all the thrills and some of the political indignation of the book.

Incorrigible cinemaddicts may insist on regarding Charles Boyer as a romantic figure—even in his shabby overcoat and battered hat. But the hero of Confidential Agent is far from a stock heroic figure. He is middleaged, greying, easily winded and persistent rather than brave. A Spanish Loyalist soldier whose wife and child have been killed, he is sent...