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- Well-Regarded in Private Life
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- Risk-taker or Innovator
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Solid tale from the Cold War
A minor classic with well-developed themes of personal faith, romance, and most importantly, the human toll of the Cold War. The performances by Pidgeon, Barrymore, and Leigh are outstanding, Lansbury is engaging, and various others give solid deliveries as the various officers of the American, British, and Russian armies and other characters. While not at the genius level of The Third Man, Vienna is portrayed well, and all period detail is of interest. There is genuine suspense in the various tales of Russians resisting repatriation, and Leigh's character, a ballet dancer eagerly sought by the Soviets to return to her star role, is at the center of that. The film has what might be called a formulaic happy ending, but before that comes, there are moments of gravity that would put most modern films to shame. This is a film of its day, and reflects a strongly anti-Communist viewpoint. The viewer can decide whether this lapses into propaganda or is a valid reflection of the conflict of that moment.
Incorrect Information - George Sidney
- Frank Robinson, Jr.
TCMDB has two George Sidney's lumped together the director George Sidney (1916-2002) and his uncle, whom he was named for, actor George Sidney (1876-1945). George Sidney I was a vaudevillian and later worked in Hollywood in the Cohen and Kelly series as well as others. This db entry needs to be divided! The director George Sidney only did a few film roles in his youth, most famously as The Littlest Cowboy with Tom Mix.