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Walk East on Beacon! (1952)

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

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(as Alfred Werker)

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Inspector James 'Jim' Belden
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Professor Albert Kafer
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Millie Zalenko / Teresa Henning
Karel Stepanek ...
Alexi Laschenkov / Gregory Anders
Louisa Horton ...
Mrs. Elaine Wilben
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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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A G-man searches for a communist sleeper-cell in Boston.

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June 1952 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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
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Kind of blah
3 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Walk East on Beacon" is a 1952 film starring George Murphy, about a G-man after a Communist sleeper cell. Set in Boston, it's a dry, unexciting look at police procedure, which we all know is plodding to begin with.

Narrated by Westbrook Van Vorhees, the film uses a documentary style often used for this type of film in the '50s. It usually signals an unexciting film, which this is.

George Murphy wasn't a great actor, but he was certainly charming. He isn't able to use much of his charm in this. The theme of the film isn't uncommon and has been better done.

The Boston locations were fun, but that's about it. If you're looking for thrills, go elsewhere.


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