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The Red Danube

The Red Danube (1949)

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Release Date: Oct 14, 1949 Wide

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One of the more palatable of Hollywood's anti-communist tracts of the late 1940s-early 1950s was MGM's The Red Danube. Janet Leigh plays Maria Buhlen, an Eastern Bloc ballerina who seeks political asylum in the British-occupied zone of Vienna. Maria's plight turns into a political tug-of-war involving a British colonel (Walter Pidgeon) and a Soviet colonel (Louis Calhern). Their ideological hagglings spill over into spiritualism, as represented by Mother Superior Ethel Barrymore, and romance, as

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What elevates George Sidney's agit-prop feature from MGM, which reflected the Cold War mentality, is the strong acting from Walter Pidgeon and especially Ethel Barrymore

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