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The Woman on Pier 13 (1949)

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Successful, newly married Brad Collins once belonged to the Communist Party of the USA, and now the Party will stop at nothing to use him.



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Complete credited cast:
Bradley Collins / Frank Johnson
Don Lowry
Janis Carter ...
Christine Norman
Richard Rober ...
Jim Travers
Paul E. Burns ...
J.T. Arnold
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Charlie Dover
Fred Graham ...
Grip Wilson
Harry Cheshire ...
J. Francis Cornwall
Jack Stoney ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bess Flowers ...
Secretary (scenes deleted)


Brad Collins, former stevedore, is rising fast in a shipping company when local communist agitators use his former Party affiliation to extort his help in stirring up trouble. When Brad resists, communist femme fatale Christine works through his brother-in-law Don. But Brad's new wife Nan sees that her husband and brother are under pressure; when she investigates on her own, party boss Vanning takes ruthless action. Written by Rod Crawford <>

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Release Date:

31 October 1950 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

I Married a Communist  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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According to Daniel Mainwaring, author of the beloved noir "Out of the Past," RKO head Howard Hughes used the film "I Married a Communist" to get rid of a lot of writers, directors and actors. If you refused to work in this project, you got fired from the studio. See more »


Featured in Red Hollywood (1996) See more »


One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
Music by Harold Arlen
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You came too late
20 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Like "pick up on south street" this is an anti-commies movie to the power of ten .This sinister party ,if we are to believe the screenwriters ,is responsible for three murders (plus a failed one) .The gorgeous woman represents fascism with a nice face ,thus a perfect weapon to indoctrinate green horn such as Ryan's brother -in-law (John Agar)

Unlike "invasion of the body snatchers" which could also be considered a metaphorical depiction of communism ,"woman on pier 13" has not worn well ;it's impossible to take this story seriously ;a propaganda flick for conducting a witch hunt;a strange part for highly talented Ryan ,known for his liberal ideas .

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