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The Iron Curtain (1948)

The Iron Curtain is based on the actual 1945 case of Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko, (Dana Andrews), who, after careful training, was assigned to the U.S.S.R. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada in the midst of World War II. Eventually, Gouzenko defected with 109 pages of material implicating several high level Canadian officials, outlined the steps taken to secure information about the the details of the nuclear bomb via numerous sleeper cells established throughout North America. The scandal that resulted when details of this case were publicized by American columnist Drew Pearson in early 1946 involved Canada, Britain and the United States.

  • William A. Wellman
  • Igor Gouzenko
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  • Release Date: 1948-06-16
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 87

Dana Andrews

Igor Gouzenko

Gene Tierney

Anna Gouzenko

June Havoc

Nina Karanova

Berry Kroeger

John Grubb, aka 'Paul'

Edna Best

Mrs. Albert Foster

Stefan Schnabel

Col. Ilya Ranov

Eduard Franz

Maj. Semyon Kulin

Nicholas Joy

Dr. Harold Preston Norman, aka 'Alec'
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