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Comrade X (1940) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by King Vidor and produced by King Vidor and Gottfried Reinhardt.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingWalter ReischNominated
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Comrade X (1940)

By Beatrice on May 24, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Comrade X Directed by King Vidor Written by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, and Walter Reisch 1940/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Warner Archive DVD This is a pretty good screwball rip-off of Ninotchka though it bogs down a bit toward the end. McKinley B. Thomson (Clark Gable) is Comrade X, an ... Read full article


Comrade X (1940)

By Dawn on Apr 8, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Comrade X is a 1940 lighthearted spy movie, starring Clark Gable and Hedy Lamarr and directed by King Vidor. Recommended by Paul. Newspaper reporter McKinley B. Thompson, wants to hide his identity as Comrade X, the reporter who is writing stories about Russia for the big newspapers. Vanya, the val... Read full article


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Paul Morrissey (director of many Andy Warhol films) once acknowledged that Comrade X was his favorite movie.
At the time this film was released, in 1940, World War II had already begun in Europe, but the Soviet Union still had a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany. In the film, Mac is able to fool a character by pretending to hear news that Germany has broken the pact and launched an invasion of the USSR. Of course, that's exactly what happened the very next year when Germany launched Operation Barbarossa in summer 1941.
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