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

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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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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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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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Spoofed in Brazil (1985) 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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Communist CELL in the USA~ BETTER than you think
21 May 2012 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

PLOT: Commy spies attempt to gain secrets.

a docu-drama style movie~ This starts as the FBI receive a hot trip about a Communist cell in Boston. WE see the newly arrived KGB contact played by Karl Stepanek who urges the spies to even more ruthless means to get secrets. Finley Currie as the Professor Kefer who is being black mailed by the spies with his son being captive in Berlin by the REDS. MADE with the cooperation of the FBI. Some of the men are actual FBI agents. BASED on story by J Edgar Hoover himself the Crime of the Century a short story in the Readers Digest. BETTER than I expected. Moves along very well and the ADDED "dedication" of the spies to the RED commy cause at times is comical and interesting. MADE at time of the RED SCARE (COMMUNIST) days of the 1950s. I give this 7 out of 10 for interesting COMMY spies inside the USA. Also recommend is the HOUSE on 92nd STREET.


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