Assignment - Paris (1952)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Drama, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Assignment - Paris is based on a serialized Saturday Evening Post yarn by Paul and Pauline Gallico. The film stars Dana Andrews as reporter Jimmy Race, assigned to the Paris bureau of the New York Herald Tribune. Race makes the acquaintance of French journalist Jeanne Moray (Marta Toren), who is forced to suppress a white-hot news story about an impending Iron Curtain political conspiracy because she lacks proof. At great risk to himself, Race heads to Budapest to ferret out the facts, sometimes right under the noses of the communist "damage control" experts. George Sanders co-stars as editor Rick Strang, who dispatches Race on his fact-finding mission--partly because of his dedication to truth, and partly because he has designs on the gorgeous Jeanne himself. One of the more palatable anti-Red tracts of its era, Assignment - Paris makes excellent use of authentic Parisian and Hungarian locations.

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agent [representative], arrest, assignment, censorship, death, editor, espionage, evidence, government, investigation, journalism, love, overthrow, Prime-Minister, prison, reporter, revolution, smuggling, surveillance, tension, tyrant, Yugoslavia