Comrade X (1940)

Comrade X


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A half-hearted derivation of Ninotchka, Comrade X stars Clark Gable as an American news reporter stationed in Russia. Gable is actually the mysterious Comrade X, who has been smuggling provocative stories about the crumbling Soviet government out of the country. Threatened with exposure by a hotel porter (Felix Bressart), Gable agrees to help sneak the porter's beautiful daughter (Hedy Lamarr) out of Russia. The girl is a devout "old line" Communist, and thus is regarded as a potential … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, Walter Reisch
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On DVD: Mar 23, 1994



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as Golubka / Theodore Y...

as Igor Yahupitz / Vany...

as Commissar Vasiliev

as Jane Wilson

as Emil von Hofer

as Olga Milanava

as Michael Bastakoff

as Rubick, Commissar's ...

as Russian Officer
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Inspired by Garbo's Ninotchka (a much better film on any level) King Vidor's romantic melodrama is a serviceable star vehicle for Clark Gable as an American journalist and the beautiful Hedy Lamarr as a Soviet streetcar conductor.

Full Review… | July 23, 2010

Pre-WWII tale has great Gable and Lamarr pairing.

August 31, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

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