Stock ID #209986 Nightmare in Red China. ANTI-COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA.

Nightmare in Red China

United States: Lloyd Friedgen and Rajkamal Kalamandir Studio. circa 1955. Stock ID #209986

Movie Front of House/Lobby card 28 x 35.7 cms, inset sepia photographic still from the film surrounded by a red border with the movie title in yellow, a white dragon curling above the title, in very good condition.

Striking Front of House/Lobby card for a 1955 film produced at the height of anti-Communism in the West.

The byline for the film was lurid: "Swooping down from the North they ceated a brutal Reign of Terror", and, as The Movie Database (TMDB) notes, the film was "culled from footage of a Hindi film titled 'The Journey of Dr. Kotnis.' Producer Lloyd Friedgen added real and staged footage of wartime atrocities." It played to both American and Indian suspicions about the rise of China, and appeared the year after Nehru's visit to Beijing.

During the Communist Revolution in China, a young Indian physician, Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis (Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre) aids the resistance movement, working against the development of germ warfare by Communist doctors and develops a serum, then meets and courts a Chinese girl, Ching Lan (Jayashree).

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Price: $375.00 AU

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