Woman on Pier 13

Details

aec.wara22588dvd 12/1/09 New
$9.34 $10.99

Product Promotions

15% off sitewide (excluding pre-orders, sale items, exclusives, and select items)

Shipping Promotions

ID: aec.wara22588dvd

Variations

    DVD
    New

Add to cart options

Product Actions

Availability: In Stock

Synopsis

There's propaganda aplenty in RKO's I Married a Communist, the first of producer Howard R. Hughes's many anti-Red broadsides. Robert Ryan plays shipping executive Brad Collins, whose youthful flirtations with certain left-wing causes have made him ripe for plucking by Commie cell leader Vanning (Thomas Gomez). Threatening to reveal Collins' "pinko" past, Vanning orders the executive to deliberately sabotage the shipping industry in the Frisco Bay area. Other characters essential to the plotline are Collins' wife Nan (Laraine Day), who knows nothing of her husband's politics, and his idealistic brother-in-law Don (John Agar) who spouts Marxist dogma at the drop of a hat. Apparently at a loss as to how to depict communist villainy, the screenwriters hark back on the gangster films of the 1930s, notably in the scene where a hapless stoolie (the inevitable Paul Guilfoyle) is taken for a ride. When the title I Married a Communist proved an audience turn-off during previews, the film was rechristened The Woman on Pier 13. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
12/1/09 
Studio
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour, 13 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Number of Discs
1

Customer Reviews