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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Boldany
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

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Thriller | Drama

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Release Date:

June 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Louis de Rochemont's Walk East on Beacon!  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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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Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played at the restaurant
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Definitely Looking Out For You
22 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Egomaniac, Hypocrite, and Big Brother J. Edgar Hoover's stain is all over this Red Scare Movie. Another McCarthy Era Propaganda Piece that the Government, in League with Hollywood, pushed on the Public in the early Post War Years. It is a Movie that is Cold and without Emotion, ironically just like the Commies.

Among its many Sins, one is the way it inaccurately equated the Russians with the Nazis for nothing more than analogous Angst. Did anyone remember that it was just a few short Years prior that Germany invaded Russia, and Russia invaded Germany. They hated each other. But in the World of Government Mind Control, that memory is wiped.

This is an interesting Artifact of the Time to be sure, and a reflection on the Temperament. As Entertainment it is so stilted that the whole thing barely has a Heartbeat although it tries, so seriously, to make its case that anything resembling a Human Being is lost in the Fog of the Cold War. If there's still any doubt about the Evil of Hoover and his Megalomania, check out all the dismembered Head Shots of J. Edgar floating about in quite a few of the office Scenes.

Worth a view for Cold War Historians and "Safety for Freedoms" researchers. It is a Movie masquerading as your Friend. Early on the Film mentions how in the USA Citizens go about their Daily Lives freely because of the Bill of Rights. That creepy, prying TV Camera in the Shop was just the beginning. A Harbinger for sure.


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