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:
Brad Collins
Don Lowry
Janis Carter ...
Richard Rober ...
Jim Travis
Paul E. Burns ...
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Charles Dover
Fred Graham ...
Grip Wilson
Harry Cheshire ...
Mr. 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:

1950 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

I Married a Communist  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


I Haven't a Thing to Wear
Music by Harry Revel
Played by the band at the Gay Paree nightclub
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Communist Party=Mob
7 September 2001 | by (ny-vt) – See all my reviews

One understands why Nicholas Ray turned this picture down. Yet, the final product could have been worse: the Communist Party could have been portrayed as something less attractive than a waterfront mob. Remember that audiences are and were used to identifying with glamorous gangland and this mob is not lacking in muscle, molls, and even a certain coolness (they have social parties and are intellectual). And the finale scene nearly matches some of best film noirs. To boot, the great Robert Ryan, whose character can no more divorce himself from the Party as from the Mob, somehow lends, by his association alone, even more draw to these American Reds. Apart from all this, the movie's worth a look if only for Ryan and Lorraine Day (some faces).

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