Comrade X

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

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.


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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