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The Red Menace (1949)

 -  Drama  -  1 August 1949 (USA)
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A disillusioned, bitter ex-GI gets involved with the Communist party, and winds up falling in love with one of his "instructors." At first true believers, they realize their mistake when ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Rockwell ...
Bill Jones
Hannelore Axman ...
Nina Petrovka (as Hanne Axman)
Betty Lou Gerson ...
Greta Bloch AKA Yvonne Kraus
Lester Luther ...
Earl Partridge
William Lally ...
Jack Tyler (as William J. Lally)
Barbra Fuller ...
Mollie O'Flaherty
Shepard Menken ...
Henry Q. Solomon
Duke Williams ...
Sam Wright
James Harrington ...
Martin Vejac
Lloyd G. Davies ...
Immigration Chief (Narrator)
Royal Raymond ...
Benson - Thug
Gregg Martell ...
Schultz - Thug
Norman Budd ...
Anthony Reachi
Leo Cleary ...
Father O'Leary
Kay Riehl ...
Mrs. O'Flaherty
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A disillusioned, bitter ex-GI gets involved with the Communist party, and winds up falling in love with one of his "instructors." At first true believers, they realize their mistake when they witness Party leaders murder a member who questions the party's principles. They try to leave the party, but are marked for murder and hunted by the party's assassins. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The "Reefer Madness" of Cold War films
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And throw in a touch of "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and you've got the idea. The commies are using sex and booze to lure all-American boys to do ... just what isn't exactly clear, but the ultimate goal is to promote atheism and destroy freedom. Meanwhile, all they seem to be doing is killing their own members when not turning them in to the INS. An added treat for 50's TV fans is that the dimwitted hero is played by Robert Rockwell, who later portrayed Mr. Boynton, the suspiciously uninterested biology teacher eternally pursued by Eve Arden in "Our Miss Brooks"


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