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Journey to Freedom

Starring: Tor Johnson Director: Robert C. Dertano
Under a repressive communist dictatorship a journalist faces horror, torture, and death.
Journey to Freedom
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1957
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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The long arm of Communist oppressors reaches through the Iron Curtain and around the world to America, trying to destroy a Bulgarian journalist daring to speak the truth.

In his native land, courageous Stephan Raikin endures torture by Communist secret police before escaping to Turkey. Even there he is stalked by Red agents, and some of his friends are killed, but Raikin perseveres and becomes an influential Radio Free Europe commentator. Even after Raikin migrates to America, the ever-present forces of tyranny frame him for a crime so that he runs the risk of deportation--right back into their murderous hands.

Journey to Freedom was written and produced by Bulgarian-born Stephen C. Apostolof, who claimed that the picture was inspired by events in his own life. It globe-trots from Bulgaria to Turkey to Paris to the U.S., but while the story was expansive, the movie was inexpensive (under $47,000), and brought to the screen by veterans of such down-and-dirty '50s classics as Girl Gang, Gun Girls and Ed Wood's exploitation extravaganzas. Representing the latter group is man-mountain wrestler-actor Tor Johnson, who adds to our hero's woes by picking a one-sided fight with him in a Turkish barroom.

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In this espionage thriller, Communist agents pursue a fleeing activist for "Voice of Freedom" from Bulgaria to the United States. Along the way he falls in love with a supportive nurse who helps him recuperate from an injury.

Plot Keywords:

Action | America | Cold War | Espionage | Love | Romance | Russia | Spies | Spy
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  • Sales Rank: 16,657
  • UPC: 089218670892
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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