1940 US Theatrical Poster
|Directed by||King Vidor|
|Produced by||Gottfried Reinhardt
|Written by||Walter Reisch (story)
Herman J. Mankiewicz (uncredited)
|Music by||Bronislau Kaper|
|Edited by||Harold F. Kress|
In the Soviet Union, American reporter McKinley "Mac" Thompson (Clark Gable) secretly writes unflattering stories, attributed to "Comrade X," for his newspaper. His identity is discovered by his valet, Vanya (Felix Bressart), who blackmails Mac into promising to get his daughter, a streetcar conductor named Theodore (Hedy Lamarr), out of the country. Theodore agrees to a sham marriage so she can spread the message of the benefits of Communism to the rest of the world. However, Commissar Vasiliev (Oscar Homolka) is determined to unmask and arrest Comrade X.
- Clark Gable as McKinley B. "Mac" Thompson
- Hedy Lamarr as Golubka / Theodore Yahupitz / Lizvanetchka "Lizzie"
- Oskar Homolka as Commissar Vasiliev
- Felix Bressart as Igor Yahupitz / Vanya
- Eve Arden as Jane Wilson
- Sig Ruman as Emil Von Hofer
- Natasha Lytess as Olga Milanava
- Vladimir Sokoloff as Michael Bastakoff
- Edgar Barrier as Rubick, Commissar's Aide
- Georges Renavent as Laszlo, world press attendee
- Mikhail Rasumny as Arresting Russian officer
- Production on Comrade X began filming in late August 1940.
- The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story.
According to MGM records the film earned $1,520,000 in the US and Canada and $559,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $484,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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