The Beast Of Budapest

  • 1958
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

The title might make one think this was a middle-European horror story. It is, in fact, a slow re-creation of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. A Hungarian militarist (Mylong) has a daughter (Rensing) who is an ardent communist. She loves Mills, who comes from a liberal family headed by his professor-father, Hoyt. The lovers are kept apart by their politics....read more

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The title might make one think this was a middle-European horror story. It is, in fact, a slow re-creation of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. A Hungarian militarist (Mylong) has a daughter (Rensing) who is an ardent communist. She loves Mills, who comes from a liberal family headed by

his professor-father, Hoyt. The lovers are kept apart by their politics. "The Beast" in the title is Milton, who portrays the real man who kept an iron hand on the Hungarians. In 72 minutes, director Mayo attempts to synthesize the entire revolution, tell a couple of love stories, indicate the

duplicity of the Hungarian Secret Police, and outline the drama between a boy and his father as they argue about what's best for their country. One of the major flaws of this film is that the stock shots are so good and so real that everything on either side of them seems contrived. Joe Turkel

(Martin) only seems to come to life under the hand of Kubrick (PATHS OF GLORY; THE SHINING) and is misused here.

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  • Review: The title might make one think this was a middle-European horror story. It is, in fact, a slow re-creation of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. A Hungarian militarist (Mylong) has a daughter (Rensing) who is an ardent communist. She loves Mills, who comes… (more)

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