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Assignment: Paris (1952)

 -  Drama  -  4 September 1952 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
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Jimmy Race
Märta Torén ...
Jeanne Moray
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Nicholas Strang
Audrey Totter ...
Sandy Tate
Sandro Giglio ...
Gabor Czeki, alias Grisha
Donald Randolph ...
Anton Borvitch
Herbert Berghof ...
Prime Minister Andreas Ordy
Ben Astar ...
Minister of Justice Vajos
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Biddle, an Editor
Earl Lee ...
Dad Pelham
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Mari Blanchard ...
Wanda Marlowe (scenes deleted)
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Leon Askin's first film. See more »

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Gabor Czeki, alias Grisha: There is no sanctuary on earth for a man like me. Stalin reached all the way from Moscow to Mexico City for Leon Trotsky.
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Thrown together Cold War drama
15 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dana Andrews has "Assignment: Paris" in this 1952 Cold War drama that also stars George Sanders and Marta Toren. Andrews is Jimmy Race, an ambitious reporter in the Paris office of the New York Herald Tribune; his boss is George Sanders. Race is assigned the espionage trial of an American captured by the Hungarians. In Budapest, Race is captured, and it's up to Sanders to try to free him.

Sanders gets help from a woman, played by Marta Toren, whose background is not explained. Audrey Totter plays a fashion editor.

All the performances are good, but the revelation is Toren, whom I'd never seen before. She was remarkably beautiful and a fine actress. Unfortunately she died very young, which is a terrible tragedy. She never makes the list of most beautiful, and she should. I suppose not that many people are familiar with her.

Sanders carries the film in the workhorse role, and an unusual one for him as he's a good guy. The film is done in more of a documentary style with a dynamic conclusion, though some plot points are up in the air.

Definitely worth seeing for the stunning Toren.


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