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½ September 26, 2016
filled with anti-communist propaganda this is more notably robert walker's last picture, he died while still in production and some shots of him were borrowed from 'strangers on a train' for the death scenes.
June 21, 2013
A very problematic picture. The politics are appalling, but it's still a domestic drama worth seeing. The most effective scenes (and they are very moving) don't dwell on politics so much as the mother's anguish of losing the child she once knew.
½ December 22, 2012
Paikoittain melko huvittava antikommunistinen draama ja ajankuvaus. Kuitenkin liian pitkäveteinen ja raskassoutuinen että ollakseen "niin huono että on hauska".
Super Reviewer
½ January 19, 2011
Somewhat paranoic drama looking at the perceived communist threat in the 40's and 50's. Overwrought in both direction and performance-Helen Hayes in particular seems on the very verge throughtout the film. Walker died suddenly during the making of the film and his performance was completed by cobbling together outtakes from Strangers on a Train and the use of a stand-in in some scenes, it's easy to pick out most of the those where this was done and it cast an odd pall over the picture. A strange experience.
September 25, 2010
Overwrought and as slow-moving as a snail.
February 7, 2010
Usefully examines the conflict of a grown child having different opinions than his parents: how the parents can seem behind the times or quaint, and how the child can become pompous and disrespectful---until its not-so-subtext (about liberals being fodder for Communist recruitment) becomes text.
Super Reviewer
July 16, 2008
nominated for best picture by NBR
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