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The Red Menace
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Directed byR. G. Springsteen
Screenplay byAlbert DeMond
Gerald Geraghty
Story byAlbert DeMond
Produced byHerbert Yates
StarringRobert Rockwell
Hannelore Axman
Narrated byLloyd G. Davies
CinematographyJohn MacBurnie
Edited byHarry Keller
Music byNathan Scortt
Republic Pictures
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • August 1, 1949 (1949-08-01) (United States)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Red Menace (reissue title Underground Spy) is a 1949 anti-communist 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]


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