The Red Menace (film)

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The Red Menace
The Red Menace FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by R. G. Springsteen
Produced by Herbert Yates
Screenplay by Albert DeMond
Gerald Geraghty
Story by Albert DeMond
Starring Robert Rockwell
Hannelore Axman
Narrated by Lloyd G. Davies
Music by Nathan Scortt
Cinematography John MacBurnie
Edited by Harry Keller
Republic Pictures
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • August 1, 1949 (1949-08-01) (United States)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Red Menace (reissue title Underground Spy) is a 1949 film noir drama film directed by R. G. Springsteen starring Robert Rockwell and Hannelore Axman.


An ex-GI named Bill Jones (Robert Rockwell) becomes involved with the Communist Party USA. While in training, Jones falls in love with one of his instructors. At first true followers of communism, they realize their mistake when they witness party leaders murder a member who questions the party's principles. When they try to leave the party, the two are marked for murder and hunted by the party's assassins.[1]


  • Robert Rockwell as Bill Jones
  • Hannelore Axman as Nina Petrovka (as Hanne Aaman)
  • Betty Lou Gerson as Yvonne Kraus
  • Barbra Fuller as Mollie O'Flaherty
  • Shepard Menken as Henry Solomon
  • Lester Luther as Earl Partridge
  • William Lally as Jack Tyler (as William J. Lally
  • Lloyd G. Davies as Inspector O'Toole
  • Norman Budd as Reachi
  • Leo Cleary as Father O'Leary
  • Kay Riehl as Mrs. O'Flaherty
  • William Martell as Immigration Insp. Riggs
  • James Harrington as Martin Vejac
  • Duke Williams as Sam Wright
  • Napoleon Simpson as Tom Wright
  • Robert H. Purcell as Sheriff of Talbot (as Roberto Purcell)
  • Royal Raymond as Benson
  • Gregg Martell as Schuitz
  • Jimmy Hawkins as Jimmy (as Jimmie Hawkins)

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