The Iron Curtain

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By the late '40s, anti-communist fervour in Hollywood and throughout the US had reached fever pitch. This brisk, documentary-style thriller, based on the experiences of a code clerk in the Russian embassy in Washington, captures the mood of the times. Andrews is the turncoat who wants asylum in the West so his son can grow up in 'freedom'. Given that he's prepared to share all the latest dope about Soviet espionage techniques, it is not surprising his old colleagues are so keen to assassinate him.

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Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: William A Wellman
Screenwriter: Milton Krims
Cast: Dana Andrews
Gene Tierney
June Havoc
Leslie Barrie
Edna Best
Berry Kroeger
Noel Cravat
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