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Walk East on Beacon! (1952)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | June 1952 (USA)
A G-man searches for a communist sleeper-cell in Boston.

Director:

Alfred L. Werker (as Alfred Werker)

Writers:

Laurence Heath (additional writing) (as Leonard Heideman), J. Edgar Hoover (article) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Murphy ... Inspector James 'Jim' Belden
Finlay Currie ... Professor Albert Kafer
Virginia Gilmore ... Millie Zalenko aka Teresa Henning
Karel Stepanek ... Alexi Laschenkov aka Gregory Anders
Louisa Horton Louisa Horton ... Elaine Wilben
Peter Capell ... Chris Zalenko aka Gino
Bruno Wick Bruno Wick ... Luther Danzig
Jack Manning Jack Manning ... Melvin Foss aka Vincent
Karl Weber Karl Weber ... Charlie Reynolds
Robert A. Dunn Robert A. Dunn ... Dr. Wincott (as Rev. Robert Dunn)
Vilma Kurer Vilma Kurer ... Rita Foss
Michael Garrett Michael Garrett ... Michael Dorndoff aka Frank Torrance
Lotte Palfi Andor Lotte Palfi Andor ... Anna Kafer (as Lotte Palfi)
Ernest Graves Ernest Graves ... Robert Martin
Robert Carroll Robert Carroll ... Boldany
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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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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 »

Connections

Featured in Red Hollywood (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played at the restaurant
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Typical 1950's Semi-Doc Efforts
3 August 2008 | by EJWCOMMRESee all my reviews

This is definitely not a "hysterical anti-communist screed" but a plodding 1950's manhunt story with Westbrook Van Vorhees as the narrator.It would be simple to ignore the ineffective demagoguery of Joe McCarthy as based on fiction, but the U.S.S.R. did aggressively spy on the U.S. and other allies during and after W.W.2 and its party organization and members were totally controlled by Moscow. This whole picture was shot on location but it lacks the punch of such other realistic films as CALLING NORTHSIDE 777, BOOMERANG, IRON CURTAIN etc.

Murphy wasn't much of an actor and comes off as bland as he was when the host of MGM PARADE.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Louis de Rochemont's Walk East on Beacon! See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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