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I have been trying to find this film, unsuccessfully, for decades.


This is a black and white, English language, film drama from the 1930's - 1940's. The plot revolves around a western newspaperman/correspondent (or perhaps a government agent) who meets and falls for a female ballet dancer inside the Soviet Union. After a lot of intrigue, the man plans to leave Russia, but stays to rescue the woman who is in danger of imprisonment. At the films close, the couple flees her evening performance venue resulting in a car chase with Soviet authorities through Moscow. A vehicle ends up going off of a pier and our lovers survive and escape the country.


Although the plot might resemble that of "Comrade X" - it is not the same film.


Any suggestions?

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I think it is 'SONG OF RUSSIA' with Robert Taylor made during World War II, when Hollywood was making pro Russia films. A movie Robert Taylor regretted making as he was a big time favorite of the anti-communist black list of the fifties!


Edited by: gary1939 on Nov 14, 2013 7:09 PM

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Another very similar film is 1949's THE RED DANUBE, Peter Lawford is a young British officer in Berlin, trying to keep Russian ballerina Janet Leigh from being repatriated. But the movie really belongs to disillusioned Walter Pigeon, his superior, and Ethel Barrymore, mother superior, and their discussions on faith and morality. Angela Lansbury wonderfully fills a sympathetic supporting role--and her military issue uniform.

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