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NOVEMBER 2013 - JANUARY 2014, NO 327
Bruce Marshall based his screenplay for The Red Danube (George Sidney, USA, 1949) on his novel, Vespers in Vienna (1947). It concerns a Russian ballerina (Janet Leigh) in Vienna in 1945, who is befriended by, and falls in love with, a British colonel (Walter Pidgeon). He hands her over to the Russians, when he is taken in by their trumped up charge and, on discovering his error, tries to get her freed.