Prisoner of War (1954)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - POW Drama, War Drama  |   Release Date - May 4, 1954 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The horrors suffered by American prisoners of war at the hands of the North Koreans during the Korean war provide the basis of this drama. Allegedly based on the true stories of those who survived the tortures, it centers on an intelligence officer (Ronald Reagan) who is sent into a POW camp to investigate conditions. When he learns that inmates are routinely tortured and brainwashed, he allows himself to undergo the same. He fools the enemy into believing that he has successfully been indoctrinated into Communist philosophies as does another soldier. Meanwhile, another soldier affects a more direct means of combatting the enemy.

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war, abuse, atrocity, Communism, espionage, indoctrination, POW (Prisoner of War), POW/MIA, prison, America, MIA (Missing in Action), Russia