The Red Danube (1949) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Red Danube (1949)





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In this anti-communist tract, Janet Leigh 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 and a Soviet colonel.

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Walter Pidgeon
as Col. Michael "Jokey" Nicobar
Ethel Barrymore
as Mother Superior
Peter Lawford
as Maj. John "Twingo" McPhimister
Angela Lansbury
as Audrey Quail
Janet Leigh
as Maria Buhlen
Louis Calhern
as Col. Piniev
Francis L. Sullivan
as Col. Humphrey `Blinker' Omicron
Melville Cooper
as Pvt. David Moonlight
Robert Coote
as Brig. C.M.V. Catlock
Alan Napier
as The General
Roman Toporow
as 2nd Lt. Maxim Omansky
Kasia Orzazewski
as Sister Kasmira
Tamara Shayne
as Helena Nagard
Konstantin Shayne
as Prof. Serge Bruloff
Janine Perreau
as `Mickey' Mouse
David Hydes
as Lt. Guedalia-Wood
Audrey Long
as Countess Cressanti
Margo von Leu
as Lani Hansel
Tito Vuolo
as Italian Billposter
Argentina Brunetti
as Italian Woman
Lotus Thompson
as Woman Private
John Royce
as Sergeant
Henry Kulky
as Lieutenant
Doris Lloyd
as Mrs. Omicron
Kenneth Hunter
as Brigadier General
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Critic Reviews for The Red Danube

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Sometimes soggy but interesting in a ponderous way.

July 25, 2019 | Full Review…

[The Red Danube's] drama comes from the story by novelist Bruce Marshall, adroitly tackles communism on two fronts -- the human and the religious.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Reflects the chilly atmosphere between the superpowers during the Cold War.

April 23, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

What elevates George Sidney's agit-prop feature from MGM, which reflected the Cold War mentality, is the strong acting from Walter Pidgeon and especially Ethel Barrymore

August 4, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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