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The Red Danube


One of the more palatable of Hollywood's anti-communist tracts of the late 1940s-early 1950s was MGM's The Red Danube. [[Performer~P41670~Janet Leigh~janetleigh]] plays Maria Buhlen, an Eastern Bloc ballerina who seeks political asylum in the British-occupied zone of Vienna. Maria's plight turns into a political tug-of-war involving a British colonel ([[Performer~P56729~Walter Pidgeon~walterpidgeon]]) and a Soviet colonel ([[Performer~P10266~Louis Calhern~louiscalhern]]). Their ideological hagglings...more