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The Red Menace (1949)

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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Robert Rockwell ...
Bill Jones
Hannelore Axman ...
Nina Petrovka (as Hanne Axman)
Betty Lou Gerson ...
Yvonne Kraus
Barbra Fuller ...
Mollie O'Flaherty
Shepard Menken ...
Henry Solomon
Lester Luther ...
Earl Partridge
William Lally ...
Jack Tyler (as William J. Lally)
Lloyd G. Davies ...
Inspector O'Toole
Norman Budd ...
Reachi
Leo Cleary ...
Father O'Leary
Kay Riehl ...
Mrs. O'Flaherty
William Martell ...
Immigration Insp. Riggs
James Harrington ...
Martin Vejac
Duke Williams ...
Sam Wright
Napoleon Simpson ...
Tom Wright
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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
26 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

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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