Comrade X

Film, Action and adventure
By no means classic Vidor: its characters - Gable as an American journalist in Soviet Russia, Lamarr as the source of his scoop stories - are simply too bland to animate the film. Only in the last sequence, where Gable and Lamarr escape from Russia in a tank, closely pursued by virtually the whole of the Russian army, does Vidor successfully visualise (albeit comically: the script is by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer) the tensions that the characters set in motion. A superb piece of entertainment, none the less.

By: PH

Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

King Vidor
Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer
Clark Gable
Hedy Lamarr
Felix Bressart
Oscar Homolka
Eve Arden
Sig Rumann
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