The Steel Fist (1952)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Steel Fist was produced by William F. Broidy and Wesley Barry, the same team responsible for TV's Wild Bill Hickok series. Roddy McDowall stars as Erik, an idealistic young student in an unnamed Iron Curtain country. Pursued by the communist police for speaking his views, Erik is sheltered by the underground. While being smuggled out of the country, he finds time to fall in love with Marina (Kristine Miller), who unfortunately has also developed a close relationship with Red-army officer Giorg (Rand Brooks). Steel Fist is basically a WW II "French Resistance" film with names and nationalities changed to reflect the tinderbox situation in postwar Europe.

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against-the-system, behind-enemy-lines, border [geographic], Communism, Eastern-US, escape, government, Iron-Curtain, labor [work], manhunt, movement [action], on-the-run, oppression, politician, protester, riot [uprising], ruler, student, territory, terrorism, underground [counterculture]