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Special Agent (1949)





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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.


William Eythe
as Johnny Douglas
Tom Powers
as Special Agent Wilcox
Paul Valentine
as Edmond Devereaux
Kasey Rogers
as Lucille Peters
George Reeves
as Paul Devereaux
Carole Mathews
as Rose McCreary
Frank Puglia
as Grandfather Devereaux
Jeff York
as Jake Rumpler
Virginia Christine
as Mabel Rumpler
Robert B. Williams
as Supt. Olmstead
Raymond Bond
as Sheriff Babcock
Joseph Granby
as Sheriff Dodson
Morgan Farley
as Dr. Bowen
John Hilton
as Frank Kent
Peter Miles
as Jake Rumpler
Jimmy Hunt
as Tim Rumpler
Arthur Stone
as Tad Miller
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