Nothing too deep beyond white hats vs. black hats I am afraid.
Confidential (1935): 5 out of 10: An undercover government agent looks to break up the rackets and find the identity of Mr. Big. Romance and occasional gunplay break out.
Well acted in a brisk sixty-five minutes our hero takes on the baddies. It does remind one of the later serials with the same themes. Confidential does boast better sets and some decent action beats than those serials particularly a plane chase early on. Some of the fun of old movies like these is the background noise that can fascinate a modern audience. Here we have a government agent with a sentimental attachment to a bobblehead of all things. Also a chance to see a 1930’s claw machine in an amusement center scene.
I enjoyed it for what it was. Nothing too deep beyond white hats vs. black hats I am afraid.