Special Agent [DVD] [English] [1949]

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Special Agent
It had been said that the Pine-Thomas production unit never lost money for Paramount Pictures. Even without major star names to carry the box-office weight, Pine-Thomas' Special Agent managed to post a tidy profit. William Eythe stars as Johnny Douglas, an operative of the combined railroads' special-agent division. While encamped in a small California town, Douglas takes on the villainous Devereaux brothers (George Reeves and Paul Valentine), who pull off a big-time payroll train heist. Heroine Lucille Peters, whose father is killed in the robbery, is played by Laura Elliot, who later portrayed the bespectacled murder victim in Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train--and who, as Kasey Rogers, went on to appear as Mrs. Larry Tate on TV's Bewitched. Most of Special Agent is filmed on location, adding authenticity to the melodramatic goings-on. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • George Reeves
    George Reeves - Paul Devereaux
  • Paul Valentine
    Paul Valentine - Edmond Devereaux
  • Tom Powers
    Tom Powers - Special Agent Wilcox
  • Carole Mathews
    Carole Mathews - Rose McCreary
  • Frank Puglia
    Frank Puglia - Grandfather Devereaux
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