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Walk East on Beacon! (1952)

 -  Thriller | Drama  -  June 1952 (USA)
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A G-man searches for a communist sleeper-cell in Boston.

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(as Alfred Werker)

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(additional writing), (article), 3 more credits »
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Inspector James 'Jim' Belden
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Professor Albert Kafer
Virginia Gilmore ...
Millie Zalenko / Teresa Henning
Karel Stepanek ...
Alexi Laschenkov / Gregory Anders
Louisa Horton ...
Mrs. Elaine Wilben
Peter Capell ...
Chris Zalenko / Gino
Bruno Wick ...
Luther Danzig
Jack Manning ...
Melvin Foss / Vincent
Karl Weber ...
FBI Agent Charlie Reynolds
Robert A. Dunn ...
Dr. Wincott (as Rev. Robert Dunn)
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Mrs. Rita Foss
Michael Garrett ...
Michael Dorndoff / Frank Torrance
Lotte Palfi Andor ...
Mrs. Anna Kafer (as Lotte Palfi)
Ernest Graves ...
Robert Martin
Robert Carroll ...
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Storyline

A G-man searches for a communist sleeper-cell in Boston.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

MOST THRILLING PICTURE SINCE "HOUSE ON 92ND STREET"! (original print ad - all caps)

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Thriller | Drama

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June 1952 (USA)  »

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Louis de Rochemont's Walk East on Beacon!  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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A sequence involving two Russian agents meeting covertly in a bar is underscored by Jack Shaindlin's song "I'm Tickled Pink" which is playing in the bar - the lyrics of which appear to add a comic overtone to the Communist-busting theme of the film. The exact same recording of the song is used in the popular video game "Fallout 3". See more »

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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played at the restaurant
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Typical 1950's Semi-Doc Efforts
3 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is definitely not a "hysterical anti-communist screed" but a plodding 1950's manhunt story with Westbrook Van Vorhees as the narrator.It would be simple to ignore the ineffective demagoguery of Joe McCarthy as based on fiction, but the U.S.S.R. did aggressively spy on the U.S. and other allies during and after W.W.2 and its party organization and members were totally controlled by Moscow. This whole picture was shot on location but it lacks the punch of such other realistic films as CALLING NORTHSIDE 777, BOOMERANG, IRON CURTAIN etc.

Murphy wasn't much of an actor and comes off as bland as he was when the host of MGM PARADE.


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