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The Red Danube

The Red Danube(1949)

Also Known As: Storm Over Vienna | The Case of Maria Buhlen | The Crossroad | The Strange Case of Mary Buhlen | Vespers in Vienna |

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Brief Synopsis

A Russian ballerina in Vienna tries to flee KGB agents and defect.

Cast & Crew

George Sidney Director
Walter Pidgeon Col. Michael "Hooky" Nicobar
Ethel Barrymore [Mother Auxilia] The Mother Superior
Peter Lawford Major John "Twingo" McPhimister
Angela Lansbury Audrey Quail
Janet Leigh Maria Buhlen [also known as Olga Alexandrova]
Louis Calhern Col. Piniev
Francis L. Sullivan Col. Humphrey "Blinker" Omicron
Melville Cooper Private David Moonlight
Robert Coote Brigadier C. M. V. Catlock
Alan Napier The General
Roman Toporow 2nd Lieut. Maxim Omansky
Kasia Orzazewski Sister Kasimira

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in San Francisco, CA: 22 Sep 1949
Release Date:  1949 Production Date:  AFI; USC
USC: 4508 2V
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Duration(mins):  118-119 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Lessons from history

    Alice 2017-02-22

    This film is such a reminder that, as Solomon said, " There is nothing new under the sun". Oh, how we humans forget what we can learn from... MORE>

  • Better Dead than Red

    Barbra 2016-02-02

    Shocking thing about this movie is that people would rather commit suicide than go back to the Soviet Union. One of the rare Hollywood movies where the... MORE>

  • What a great surprise !

    Alice 2012-10-04

    I nearly missed this gem of a film. I could not believe my eyes and ears as I was filled with joy as Ethel Barrymore honored God with her wonderful... MORE>