The Red Danube

Lovers are trapped on either side of the newly fallen Iron Curtain.
The Red Danube
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: March 15, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • English

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 106
Rating: C+ -- 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 Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Aug 4, 2010
Sometimes soggy but interesting in a ponderous way. Full Review
Associated Press
Jul 25, 2019
[The Red Danube's] drama comes from the story by novelist Bruce Marshall, adroitly tackles communism on two fronts -- the human and the religious. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Sep 30, 2019
Rating: C+ -- Reflects the chilly atmosphere between the superpowers during the Cold War. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Apr 23, 2016

Description by OLDIES.com:

Post World War II Vienna. In a city that now lies across the river from Soviet-controlled Eastern Europe, British Major John McPhimister (Peter Lawford) works to repatriate war refugees -- to reunite families but also to sometimes force displaced people back to their native countries against their will. Now, he falls in love with beautiful ballet dancer Maria Buhlen (Janet Leigh) who is desperately trying to flee Eastern Europe. Bound by duty, honor...and love, will these two find a future together?

Product Description:

One of the more palatable of Hollywood's anti-communist tracts of the late 1940s-early 1950s was MGM's THE RED DANUBE. 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 (Walter Pidgeon) and a Soviet colonel (Louis Calhern). Their ideological hagglings spill over into spiritualism, as represented by Mother Superior Ethel Barrymore, and romance, as personified by Maria's ardent suitor Major John McPhimister (Peter Lawford). Like earlier anti-Red cinematic exercises, THE RED DANUBE failed to connect at the box office.

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  • Sales Rank: 35,302
  • UPC: 883316451823
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