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The Beast of Budapest (1958)

 -  Drama  -  23 February 1958 (USA)
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Re-creation of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. A Hungarian militarist (Mylong) has a daughter (Rensing) who is an ardent communist. She loves Mills, who comes from a liberal family headed... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Gerald Milton ...
Col. Otto Zagon
Michael Mills ...
Charles Tolnai
Violet Rensing ...
Marissa Foeldessy
Greta Thyssen ...
Booth Colman ...
Lt. Stefko
John Mylong ...
Gen. Foeldessy
Prof. Ernst Tolnai
Svea Grunfeld ...
Charlie Brill ...
Tommy Ivo ...
Dr. Kovach
Colette Jackson ...
Kurt Katch ...
Sgt. Geza


Re-creation of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. A Hungarian militarist (Mylong) has a daughter (Rensing) who is an ardent communist. She loves Mills, who comes from a liberal family headed by his professor-father, Hoyt. The lovers are kept apart by their politics. "The Beast" in the title is Milton, who portrays the real man who kept an iron hand on the Hungarians. Written by TV

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23 February 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fera de Budapeste  »

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A rare and not so bad anti red drama

I waited for it since so many years. At last I catched it. The director

  • Harmon Jones - had made not uninteresting movies such as GORILLA AT

LARGE, CITY OF BAD MEN, DAY OF FURY, SILVER WHIP, TARGET ZERO, and so on...This one is really hard to see.

It takes place in Hungary, during 1956 events. The struggle between citizens in search if freedom and the communist regime. The reign of terror. Of course there are some sequences of torture, slaughter, the evil vs the right. Gerald Milton is outstanding as the cruel ruler of Budapest - the BEAST.

More, there are little good action sequences I did not expect in this kind of production. And you can also watch some archive images.

But you can prefer William Wellman's IRON CURTAIN or George Sidney's RED DANUBE, as anti red movies.

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