Movie Review – Undercover Agent

Undercover Agent

Undercover Agent
Directed by Howard Bretherton
1939
available on Internet Movie Archive

A railway postal clerk, who is getting promoted to postal inspector helps find the crooks who are printing and selling fake lottery tickets. Yes, that is pretty much the story line.

In true 1930’s classic black & white movie style, the story is not too intense, the acting is melodramatic, and the set is…well, a set. Put all that aside, and realize that at one point in time there were “coat check girls”, postal inspectors carried guns, and drunks could carry a tab at the bar for days.

Watch this film for it’s pure historical entertainment value. It’s not a comedy but the silliness of the genre will make you giggle in places.

IMDB gave it a 5.8 out of 10. I give it a 5.0.

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