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The story of Soviet cypher-clerk Igor Gouzenko who was posted to the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa,Canada in 1943 and defected in 1945 to reveal the extent of Soviet espionage activities directed against Canada.
Cynical freighter captain Mike Dillon hopes to take the money and run after helping to smuggle Jewish refugees ashore in pre-Israel Palestine. But against his will, he's drawn into the escalating fight between British occupation forces and the founders of Israel. In a battle doubly terrible because the audience sympathizes with both sides, how long can Mike remain a bystander? Written by
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Dana Andrews (Mike) is the captain of a ship who doesn't mind what his cargo is as long as he makes money. This time around it's people. He smuggles Stephen McNally (Vogel) and some illegal Jewish refugees into Palestine under British rule. McNally is part of a terrorist group led by Jeff Chandler (Kurta) and Andrews is forced to join this gang as they are pursued by the Brits.
The film is OK but it is let down by the terrible acting by all of the English actors. The whole bunch of them play complete buffoons and one of them, who appears late on and is actually an ally of Chandler's group, is straight out of a "Carry On" film. He reminded me of Leslie Phillips and it would not have been out of place to hear him say those immortal words "..ding dong!" as he eyes up a lady. The British seem to be comedy characters who deliver their lines quite atrociously considering this is meant to be a serious film.
Stephen McNally is the best of the cast and there are a couple of good moments but we also get some terribly cheesy religious guff with Bethlehem appearing at the film's end. The best part of the film is the singing of Christmas carols and "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean" at the British camp.
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