Walk East on Beacon!

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Documentary-style Cold War spy picture, shot on location in Boston and produced by Louis de Rochemont, best known for the March of Time newsreel. A celebration of the FBI, it makes frightening and/or funny viewing today. Says one apologetic Commie, finding you have a Party card is like 'finding yourself married to a woman you hate'. Made of sterner stuff is Red George Roy Hill: resisting arrest with the original 'You can't pin anything on me!', he went on to direct subversive classics like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting. More surprisingly, journalist Nora Sayre learned that the CIA was leasing some ten prints a year from Columbia, including a number dubbed into foreign languages, as late as 1977.

Release details

Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alfred Werker
Screenwriter: Leo Rosten
Cast: George Murphy
Finlay Currie
Virginia Gilmore
Karel Stepanek
George Roy Hill
Louisa Horton
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