The Woman on Pier 13

TitleThe Woman on Pier 13
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1949
AuthorsStevenson, Robert
Running Time1h 13min
Date Released10/07/1949
DistributorRKO Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Produced at the start of the Cold War and in the wake of the Hollywood Ten, this film tackles American communism in the labor movement and its manifestations. The leader of the local cell of communists in San Francisco blackmails Brad Collins, who was a former member of the Communist Party USA during the Great Depression. The film ends a black-and-white morality tale: All who were or are communists or who associate with communists die. It previewed in Los Angeles and San Francisco in 1949 under the title I Married a Communist but, owing to poor polling among preview audiences, this was dropped prior to its 1950 release under the current title. 

Alternate TitleI Married a Communist
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