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  • TBC
  • Drama, History
  • 1943
  • 123 mins

Mission to Moscow

Mission to Moscow

About

A year after co-writing Casablanca, Koch was assigned this propaganda movie. His career flourished, but when HUAC questioned the motives of this studio-made film he (not particularly left-wing) was the one blacklisted. The film is mainly of curiosity value now in its missionary zeal to unite the States and the Soviet Union against the dangers of fascism. Based on the memoirs of the progressive lawyer Joseph Davies (Huston), who urged its making, about his period as US ambassador to Moscow, it depicts real characters and events with almost documentary precision.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Ann Harding, Eleanor Parker, Gene Lockhart, Walter Huston, George Tobias, Oskar Homolka
  • Director: Michael Curtiz
  • Writer: Howard Koch
  • Producer: Robert Buckner
  • Photographer: Bert Glennon

In a nutshell

And Huston is outstanding in the pivotal role.

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