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Mission to Moscow (1943)





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The life and times of American ambassador to Russia Joseph Davies provide the basis of this pre-Cold War, pro-Soviet drama that is based on Davies' autobiography. Featuring many positive glimpses of Soviet life (something many Muscovite audiences found hilarious), and beautiful on-location photography, much of the story centers on the Diplomat's encounters with Stalin and Molotov. The real Joseph Davies introduces the film.


Walter Huston
as Joseph E. Davies
Ann Harding
as Marjorie Davies
Eleanor Parker
as Emlen Davies
Oscar Homolka
as Maxim Litvinov
Gene Lockhart
as Vyacheslav Molotov
Frieda Inescort
as Mme. Molotov
Richard Travis
as Paul Grosjean
Helmut Dantine
as Maj. Kamenev
Victor Francen
as Vyshinsky
Henry Daniell
as Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop
Barbara Everest
as Mrs. Ivy Litvinov
Dudley Field Malone
as Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Roman Bohnen
as Krestinsky
Maria Palmer
as Tanya Litvinov
Moroni Olsen
as Col. Faymonville
Minor Watson
as Loy Henderson
Vladimir Sokoloff
as Mikhail Kalinin
Maurice Schwartz
as Dr. Botkin
Jerome Cowan
as Spendler
Konstantin Shayne
as Nikolai Bukharin
Manart Kippen
as Joseph Stalin
Kathleen Lockhart
as Lady Chilston
Kurt Katch
as Semer Timoshenko
Felix Basch
as Dr. Hjalmar Schacht
Frank Puglia
as Judge Ulrich
Charles Trowbridge
as Secretary of State Cordell Hull
Leigh Whipper
as Haile Selassie
Georges Renavent
as President Paul Van Zeeland
Clive Morgan
as Anthony Eden
Arthur Gilmore
as Commentator
Alex Chirva
as Pierre Laval
Doris Lloyd
as Mrs. Churchill
Olaf Hytten
as Parliament Member
Art Gilmore
as Commentator
Don Clayton
as Vincent Massey
Duncan Renaldo
as Italian Reporter
Nino Bellini
as Italian Reporter
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink
as German Reporter
Rolf Lindau
as German Reporter
Peter Michael
as German Reporter
George Davis
as French Reporter
Jean Del Val
as French Reporter
Emory Parnell
as Speaker of House
Pat O'Malley
as Irish-American
Mark Strong
as Englishman
Albert D'Arno
as Frenchman
Gino Corrado
as Italian
Glenn Strange
as Southerner
Frank Faylen
as Reporter
Joseph Crehan
as Reporter
Pierre Watkin
as Naval Attache
Edward Van Sloan
as German Diplomat
Tanya Samova
as Flower Girl
Elizabeth Archer
as Elderly Woman
Lumsden Hare
as Lord Chilston
Robert C. Fischer
as Von Schulenberg
Alex Caze
as Coulendre
Michel Panaieff
as Specialty Dancer
Edgar Licho
as Bookseller
Victor Wong
as Japanese Diplomat
Luke Chan
as Japanese Diplomat
Allen Jung
as Japanese Diplomat
Louis Jean Heydt
as American Newsman
John Hamilton
as American Newsman
Frank Ferguson
as American Newsman
Bill Kennedy
as American Newsman
William Forrest
as American Newsman
Alexander Granach
as Russian Air Force Officer
Forbes Murray
as Isolationist
Edward Keane
as Isolationist
William Gould
as Isolationist
Harry Cording
as Blacksmith
Arthur Loft
as Man with Microphone
Mike Mazurki
as Workman
Tom Tully
as Engineer
Lionel Royce
as Dr. Schmitt
Eugene Borden
as French Minister
Oliver Blake
as Heckler
Monte Blue
as Heckler
Eddie Kane
as Heckler
Edmund Cobb
as Heckler
Frank Wayne
as Heckler
Jack Kenney
as Heckler
Ben Erway
as Heckler
Mauritz Hugo
as Heckler
Gene Gary
as Russian Foreman
Cyd Charisse
as Specialty Dancer
Michael Panaieff
as Specialty Dancer
Al Kunde
as Father
Frank Hemphill
as Grandfather
Tamara Shayne
as Russian Nurse
Frank Reicher
as Gen. von Koestrich - German ambassador
Daniel Ocko
as Mr. Yagoda (former OGPU Head)
Ivan Triesault
as Mr. Tukhachevsky
Peter Goo Chong
as Japanese Ambassador Shigemitsu
George Lessey
as Bill - Well-wisher
Wallis Clark
as Well-wisher with Bill
Oliver Cross
as Delegate Van deWater
Ray Walker
as Raymond - Davies' Butler
Jack Young
as President Roosevelt
Ernst Hausman
as Ship's Steward
Ross Ford
as Johnny - Emlen's Well-Wisher at Train Station
Warren Douglas
as Emlen's Well-Wisher at Train Station
Barbara Brown
as Well-Wisher at Train
Hans Schumm
as Train Gate Guard
Ernest Golm
as Fat German
Lisa Golm
as Train Passenger Arriving Late
Henry Victor
as Herr Schufeldt - Hamburg Official
Louis V. Arco
as Train Announcer
Alfred Zeisler
as German Train Conductor
Dick Ryan
as German Major
Erwin Kalser
as German Businessman
Gabriel Lenoff
as O.G.P.U. Man
Alex Akimoff
as O.G.P.U. Man
Sam Savitsky
as Spadebeard
George A. Gleboff
as O.G.P.U. Man
Henry Guttman
as O.G.P.U. Man in Taxi
Rosa Margot
as Russian Servant
Virginia Christine
as Maria - Beautician
Sandor Szabo Sr.
as Ski Troop Lieutenant
David Hoffman
as Mr. Radek
Charles La Torre
as Rosso - Italian Ambassador
Marie Melesch
as Young Woman
Michael Mark
as Timid Man
Martin Noble
as Russian Officer
Lee Tung Foo
as Tsiang Ting Fu - Chinese Ambassador
John Dilson
as American Senator
Jean De Briac
as French Maniac
George Sorel
as German Bund Member
Ted Jacques
as Machinist
Loulette Sablon
as Telephone Operator
Marion Lessing
as Telephone Operator
Joan Winfield
as Telephone Operator
Tina Menard
as Telephone Operator
Peggy Watts
as Telephone Operator
Irene Pedrini
as Telephone Operator
Alex Melesh
as Mr. Pyatakov
Marek Windheim
as Mr. Sokolnikov
Ivan Lebedeff
as Mr. Rosengoltz
Gregory Golubeff
as Commandant of the Court
Jack Gardner
as Newsreel Photographer
Sam Goldenberg
as Leon Trotsky
Egon Brecher
as Heinrich Sahm
Zina Torchina
as Parachutist
Jean Wong
as Parachutist
Irina Semochenko
as Parachutist
Christine Gordon
as Parachutist
Joseph Kamaryt
as Old Russian
Olga Uljanovskaja
as Russian Nurse
Patricia Fung
as Chinese Girl
James Flavin
as American Senator
Herbert Heyes
as Congressman
George Carleton
as Congressman
Zoya Karabanova
as Russian Train Engineer
Nicco Romoff
as Foreman
Noel Cravat
as Workman
Emil Rameau
as Ignacy Paderewski
John Maxwell
as Reporter at Train
Jacqueline Dalya
as Russian Girl
Herbert Ashley
as Electrician at Madison Square Garden
Frank Penny
as Heckler
Frank Jaquet
as Dutch Banker
Fred Essler
as Dutch Banker
John Wengraf
as Polish Ambassador Grzybowski
Robert Shayne
as Engineer
Maurice Cass
as Yugoslavian President (uncredited)
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Curtiz' superproduction deserves to be far better known as the supreme example of haute Hollywood craftsmanship deployed for the sort of propaganda commonly associated with films from the Soviet Union and other totalitarian regimes.

April 11, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A fascinating propaganda film released during World War II.

April 18, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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