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Walk East on Beacon (1952)

Walk East on Beacon (1952)

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Louis de Rochemont, former March of Time producer whose "docudrama" films proved so popular in the 1940s, offers more of the same in Walk East on Beacon. Based on an article written (or ghostwritten) by J. Edgar Hoover, the film concerns the efforts by the FBI to plug up a dangerous security leak. Federal agent Belden (George Murphy) is assigned to locate the communist mastermind behind the leak, and to trace all avenues of informational access utilized by the Bad Guys. Finlay Currie co-stars as an Einstein-like scientist who is being blackmailed by the Reds into cooperating with them, while Karel Stepanek is slime personified as the top Eastern-Bloc spy. Largely filmed on location in New York, Walk East on Beacon makes good use of several Manhattan-based actors, few of whom were seen in films either before or since.

Cast

George Murphy
as Inspector James 'Jim' Belden
Finlay Currie
as Professor Albert Kafer
Virginia Gilmore
as Millie/Teresa Zalenko
Bruno Wick
as Danzig
Karl Weber
as Reynolds
Rev. Robert Dunn
as Dr. Wincott
Robert Dunn
as Dr. Wincott
Jack Manning
as Vincent Foss
Vilma Kurer
as Mrs. Ross
Rosemary Pettit
as Mrs. Martin
Eva Condon
as Landlady
Lotte Palfi
as Mrs. Kafer
Ann Thomas
as Philadelphia Suspect
Nancy Heyl
as Mrs. Belden
Suzanne Moulton
as Sherry Belden
John Farrell
as Taxi Driver
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All Critics (1)

One of many Red Menace films made during the 1950s, but is not one of the better ones -- too heavy-handed and lacks suspense and emotion.

July 28, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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