CONFIDENTIAL (director: Edward L. Cahn; screenwriters: story by John Rathmell & W. Scott Darling/Olive Cooper/W. Totman; cinematographer: Jack Marta/Ernest Miller; editor: Ray Curtiss; cast: Donald Cook (FBI Agent Dave Elliott), Evalyn Knapp (Maxine Travers), Theodore von Eltz (Mr. Walsh), Warren Hymer (‘Midget’ Regan), J. Carrol Naish (‘Lefty’ Tate ), Herbert Rawlinson (J.W. Keaton), Kane Richmond (J.W. ‘Jack’ Keaton, Jr.), Edward Hearn (Insp. Stone); Runtime: 67; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Nat Levine; Masco Pictures; 1935)
“Brisk and exciting.”
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Routine B film crime drama. Director Edward L. Cahn (“She Creature”/”Laughter in Hell”/”Gun Street”) keeps it brisk and exciting. It’s based on a story by John Rathmell & W. Scott Darling. The screenplay is by Olive Cooper and W. Totman.
G-man Dave Elliott (Donald Cook) risks his life to go undercover to nab crooked gambling boss Lefty Tate (J. Carrol Naish), who poses as a respectable businessman. Thereby he avenges the murders of his FBI pals.
Worth seeing just to watch Naish do evil.
REVIEWED ON 5/17/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: “Ozus’ World Movie Reviews”
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