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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 / Teresa Henning
Karel Stepanek ... Alexi Laschenkov / Gregory Anders
Louisa Horton Louisa Horton ... Mrs. Elaine Wilben
Peter Capell ... Chris Zalenko / Gino
Bruno Wick Bruno Wick ... Luther Danzig
Jack Manning Jack Manning ... Melvin Foss / Vincent
Karl Weber Karl Weber ... FBI Agent Charlie Reynolds
Robert A. Dunn Robert A. Dunn ... Dr. Wincott (as Rev. Robert Dunn)
Vilma Kurer Vilma Kurer ... Mrs. Rita Foss
Michael Garrett Michael Garrett ... Michael Dorndoff / Frank Torrance
Lotte Palfi Andor Lotte Palfi Andor ... Mrs. 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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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Spoofed in Brazil (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played at the restaurant
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If you hate Commies like I do, you will love this underrated gem.
22 April 2018 | by michaelacollinsSee all my reviews

Commies were and remain filthy scum and they deserve all of the disdain and hatred mankind could give them. The collective disgust of the good guys in this film which resorts to amazing team work, long before these horrible and ubiquitous smartphones, proves that we can defeat our enemies if we only have the will to do so. The Commies are nasty and deceitful and the good guys are dedicated and thorough .I do hope I get a chance to report on freedom hating scum like this in the future in my important film industry job. With this kind of teamwork we could defeat all kinds of threats from abroad and from within.


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