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Paul Kelly ...
Richard Derr ...
Soviet Col. Aleksandr Melnikov
Roland Winters ...
Soviet Comissar Belov
Berry Kroeger ...
Hungarian State Police Col. Timar
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Dr. Szandor Deste
Alfred Linder ...
Janos, the waiter
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Hungarian Secret Police Col. Gabriel Peter [i.e. Peter Gabor]
Nestor Paiva ...
Hungarian Vice Premier Matyas Rakosi
Morgan Farley ...
Doctor
Lisa Howard ...
Soviet Official at School (as Lisa K. Howard)
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mother Mindszenty
Gene Roth ...
Russian Soldier in Kelly's Bathroom
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Major Arresting Mindszenty
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The story of Cardinal Josef Mindzhenty, a Roman Catholic cardinal from Hungary who spoke out against both the Nazi occupation of his country during World War II and the Communist regime that replaced it after the war. Mindzhenty was arrested, tortured and eventually released, but was persecuted to the extent that he wound up taking refuge in the US Embassy in Budapest for many years, still acting as a spokesman for the Hungarians who wanted the Russian occupation forces and their Hungarian collaborators out of the country. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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20 February 1950 (USA)  »

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As We See Russia  »

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The Russians have a new weapon: they will bore you to death!
1 April 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film aptly portrays how the Russians and Americans tried to bore each other to death during the cold war.Unfortunately, this kind of anti-Russian propaganda is almost impossible to sit through. If you're not fond of Catholic priests, avoid like the plague. Even if you are, Charles Bickford's portrayal of a Hungarian man of God's refusal to toe the Kremlin line is bordering on the catatonic, as if they had already hypnotised him into submission before filming began; you'd have to be hypnotised to agree to filming a script this stodgy, this talky, where almost every dramatic opportunity is botched.Paul Kelly and Bonita Granville try to bring some life into it, but only Roland Winters, as the evil ever-smiling manipulator, seems to be having any fun. Recommend it to people you don't like.


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