State Department File 649

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2004
  • UPC: 089218433794
  • Original Release: 1949
  • Rating:

  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,065

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Virginia Bruce Marge
William Lundigan Ken
Jonathan Hale Director-General
Frank Ferguson Consul Reither
Richard Loo Marshal Yun Usu
Raymond Bond Consul Brown
Milt Kibbee Bill Sneed
Lora Lee Michel Jessica
John Holland Ballinger
Harlan Warde Rev. Morse
Carole Donne Mrs. Morse
Bob Stephenson Mongolian Spy
Lee Bennett Don Logan
H.T. Tsiang Wonto
Joseph Crehan Government Official
Ray Bennett Fur Trader
Nana Bryant Peggy Brown
Fred Coby Vice-Consul
Philip Ahn Col. Aram
Spencer Chan
John Halloran
Margo Woode Carrie
Victor Sen Yung Johnny Han
Technical Credits
Sam Newfield Director
Lucien Cailliet Score Composer
John H. Greenhalgh Jr. Cinematographer
Edward C. Jewell Art Director
Sigmund Neufeld Producer
Milton M. Raison Screenwriter
Milton Raison Original Story
Holbrook Todd Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [14:20]
2. Chapter 2 [13:38]
3. Chapter 3 [15:17]
4. Chapter 4 [13:26]
5. Chapter 5 [13:31]
6. Chapter 6 [15:27]
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