Special Agent (1949 film)

Special Agent is a 1949 American film noir crime film directed by William C. Thomas and starring William Eythe. is loosely based on the DeAutremont Brothers 1923 train robbery.

Special Agent
Directed byWilliam C. Thomas
Produced byWilliam H. Pine
William C. Thomas
Screenplay byWhitman Chambers
Lewis R. Foster
Story byMilton Raison
StarringWilliam Eythe
Music byLucien Cailliet
CinematographyEllis W. Carter
Edited byHoward A. Smith
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • July 22, 1949 (1949-07-22)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States


With their farm in financial jeopardy, the Devereaux brothers, Ed and Paul, decide to rob a train. After their getaway, railroad detective Johnny Douglas arrives to investigate, with help from Lucille Peters, whose father was killed during the robbery.


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