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State Department File 649 [DVD] [1949]

Release Date:06/29/2017

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    State Department File 649
    Those scurrilous Chinese communists are up to their old tricks in the 1949 flagwaver State Department - File 649. William Lundigan plays Ken, an operative of the U.S. Foreign Service stationed in North China. Ken is one of several people trapped in a remote village by evil warlord Yun Usu (Richard Loo), who intends to sell his services to the highest bidder, be they Red or otherwise. Our hero manages to get a message out to the Free World before the film's operatically self-sacrificial climax. The characterizations are of the cardboard variety and the dialogue is straight out of Fu Manchu. Still, State Department - File 649 is a fascinating encapsulation of postwar political propaganda. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Virginia Bruce
      Virginia Bruce - Marge
    • William Lundigan
      William Lundigan - Ken
    • Jonathan Hale
      Jonathan Hale - Director-General
    • Frank Ferguson
      Frank Ferguson - Consul Reither
    • Richard Loo
      Richard Loo - Marshal Yun Usu

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