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Red Nightmare (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short | 5 December 2009 (Portugal)
A man who has taken his freedom for granted wakes up one morning to find out that the Communists have taken over America.

Director:

George Waggner (as george waGGner)

Writer:

Vincent Fotre
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Kelly ... Jerry Donavan
Jeanne Cooper ... Helen Donavan
Peter Brown ... Bill Martin
Pat Woodell ... Linda Donavan (as Patricia Woodell)
Andrew Duggan ... Judge
Peter Breck ... Russian Officer
Robert Conrad ... Pete
Mike Road ... Prosecutor
Jack Webb ... On-Camera Narrator
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A man who has taken his freedom for granted wakes up one morning to find out that the Communists have taken over America.

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Genres:

Drama | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2009 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Commies Are Coming, the Commies Are Coming See more »

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| (video compilation)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Featured in Lifestyles U.S.A. Vol. 12 (2002) See more »

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A right-wing "Twilight Zone"
18 July 2002 | by BaroqueSee all my reviews

Jack Webb takes an average white American male, husband and father of two, into a vision of what America might be like under Soviet control.

Heavy-handed and one-sided, this propaganda one-reeler has Jack Webb's thumbprints all over it. Rumored to have been bankrolled by a US Government agency (you pick one), this film runs almost like a right-wing answer to "The Twilight Zone", as if to confront TV pioneer Rod Serling's liberal-left musings.

It may have shocked people in it's day, and will probably enthuse those who still look for Commies under the bed, but now, it's a camp classic, reminding us of how paranoid we were (and, by the way, how paranoid the Soviets were about the USA!).


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