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The Woman on Pier 13 (1949)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 31 October 1950 (Portugal)
Successful, newly married Brad Collins once belonged to the Communist Party of the USA, and now the Party will stop at nothing to use him.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Charles Grayson (screen play), Robert Hardy Andrews (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Laraine Day ... Nan Collins
Robert Ryan ... Brad Collins
John Agar ... Don Lowry
Thomas Gomez ... Vanning
Janis Carter ... Christine Norman
Richard Rober ... Jim Travis
William Talman ... Bailey
Paul E. Burns ... J.T. Arnold
Paul Guilfoyle ... Ralston
G. Pat Collins ... Charles Dover
Fred Graham ... Grip Wilson
Harry Cheshire ... J. Francis Cornwall
Jack Stoney ... Garth
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Storyline

Brad Collins, former stevedore, is rising fast in a shipping company when local communist agitators use his former Party affiliation to extort his help in stirring up trouble. When Brad resists, communist femme fatale Christine works through his brother-in-law Don. But Brad's new wife Nan sees that her husband and brother are under pressure; when she investigates on her own, party boss Vanning takes ruthless action. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Nameless, Shameless Woman! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1950 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

I Married a Communist See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Spoofed in C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

I Haven't a Thing to Wear
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Played by the band at the Gay Paree nightclub
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Excellent Movie
1 November 2013 | by juanandrichardSee all my reviews

Considering what was happening on the world stage at the time this movie was made (i.e., The Berlin Airlift), it was becoming unfortunately clear that the Soviet Union was not an ally anymore and RKO probably thought this a timely subject. The cast is first rate and I found the narrative interesting. A couple of corrections from other postings: Lorraine Day was not lent out by MGM. Her contract ended in 1945 and she signed with RKO (on a non-exclusive basis)which was fortunate as it allowed her to illustrate her abilities as an actress in a much wider range of movie: "The Locket," "Tycoon," "My Dear Secretary," and this movie. The second correction is that this was not a "B" movie. It seems that a few reviewers confuse what they consider "B" content with how a movie is advertised/presented in its theater engagements; this was not a second feature. I also believe that RKO was every bit as proficient, stylish and accomplished in the movies they chose to make as was MGM. As for Robert Ryan, what can one say about this great actor that has not been said before.


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