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The Woman on Pier 13 (1949)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1950 (UK)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Brad Collins
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Don Lowry
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Vanning
Janis Carter ...
Christine
Richard Rober ...
Jim Travis
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Bailey
Paul E. Burns ...
Arnold
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Ralston
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Charles Dover
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Grip Wilson
Harry Cheshire ...
Mr. Cornwall
Jack Stoney ...
Garth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bess Flowers ...
Secretary (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Nameless, Shameless Woman! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

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 »

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Soundtracks

I Haven't a Thing to Wear
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Played by the band at the Gay Paree nightclub
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Yes, =L O T S= of propaganda but a haven for Film Noir lovers...
4 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caution: there is a sickening amount of propaganda in this film.

Another caution: this a below-average time filler.

However, if you love film noir like I do, then this film is a must-see.

There is some good lighting in the exterior shots and no matter how average a film is (this is about a 6 on a 1-10 scale); if Robert Ryan and Laraine Day are in it, it's going to scream "noir". And Ryan does a good job here, but has a bad script to work with. The subject of the film is way out of date; yet, it's still an intriguing time machine.

As I recall, this film is very short (maybe 62-67 minutes long?) and thus, isn't listed in most film guides. I had no idea what I was getting into when I watched it the first time. Don't miss it if you like film noir/crime types.


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