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secret agent
▪ Foley looked like anything in the world except a secret agent.
▪ It was not every night, she reflected, that she dined with a secret agent.
▪ Jack had specifically asked his secret agent to confine himself to a couple of current photographs and Polly's address.
▪ The secret agent in his place, he wrote, the infiltrator safely ensconced.
▪ They say that the better the secret agent, the less one hears about him.
secret agent

n. A member of an intelligence agency whose identity or affiliation is kept confidential.

secret agent

n. a person secretly employed in espionage for a government [syn: intelligence officer, intelligence agent, operative]

Secret Agent (1936 film)
''Not to be confused with Sabotage (1936 film) which is a loose adaptation of the Joseph Conrad novel.''

Secret Agent (1936) is a British film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on two stories in Ashenden: Or the British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham. The film starred Madeleine Carroll, Peter Lorre, John Gielgud, and Robert Young. Future star Michael Redgrave made a brief, uncredited appearance; he would play the male lead in Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). This was also Michael Rennie's film debut (though an uncredited one).

Typical Hitchcockian themes used here include mistaken identity and murder.

Secret Agent (video game)

Secret Agent is a game series of three side-scrolling platform games, developed and published by Apogee Software, released on 1 February 1992.

The first episode is available for free, while the remaining two need to be paid for. All three games have identical gameplay, and differ only in level design, some graphics and the story.

Episode List:

  • Episode 1 - The Hunt for Red Rock Rover
  • Episode 2 - Kill Again Island
  • Episode 3 - Dr. No Body

Secret Agent uses the same game engine as the earlier Crystal Caves.

Secret Agent (1947 film)

Secret Agent (, translit. Podvig razvedchika) is a 1947 Soviet spy film directed by Boris Barnet and based on the novel The Deed Remains Unknown by Mikhail Maklyarsky. The film stars Pavel Kadochnikov in the leading role. Secret Agent is also known as Secret Mission, Secrets of Counter-Espionage, The Scout's Exploit.

It was the first film about the actions of Soviet intelligence officers behind enemy lines in World War II. The film originated the spy genre in Soviet cinema and had a great influence on all subsequent Soviet spy films, including Seventeen Moments of Spring. It is based on real events from the biography of Nikolai Khokhlov.

The film was the leader of Soviet distribution in 1947 and had 22.73 million viewers.

Secret Agent (Chick Corea album)

Secret Agent is an album by Chick Corea recorded and released in 1978.

This album is one of three that Corea released in 1978, along with The Mad Hatter and Friends in what was called an "almost impossibly active year". 1978 also featured the release of live albums An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea: In Concert and RTF Live with Return to Forever.

Secret Agent (Judie Tzuke album)

Secret Agent is the title of the eleventh studio album by the British singer-songwriter Judie Tzuke, released in 1998.

Secret Agent (1943 film)

Secret Agent (1943) is the last of seventeen animated Technicolor short films based upon the DC Comics character Superman. Produced by Famous Studios, the cartoon was originally released to theaters by Paramount Pictures on July 30, 1943. This is the only short that Lois Lane doesn't appear in, female federal agent looks identical to Lois (just with blonde hair) and is also voiced by Joan Alexander.

Secret Agent (Robin Gibb album)

Secret Agent is the third solo album by the British singer-songwriter Robin Gibb, released in 1984. The album enjoyed limited success, mostly in Europe and Australia. The lead single " Boys Do Fall in Love" made the Top 10 in Italy and South Africa.

Usage examples of "secret agent".

A year or two ago I had my agents approach him about acting as a secret agent for Germany, and, when he refused, we mentioned what would be done to his homefolks in Germany if he didn't.

With it, Ed Kealty could prove that Ryan was up to his old tricks, playing secret agent man, and even suborning Scott Adler into doing the same.