Operation Manhunt

  • 1954
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Townes is a Russian who defects to the West and is stalked by a Soviet agent. The Soviets want to kill the defector, who has made his home in Canada. The film cuts from Townes enjoying life with his wife and children to the Soviet efforts to locate him. The agent who finally finds Townes defects too. Based on the true story of Igor Gouzenko, who delivers...read more

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Townes is a Russian who defects to the West and is stalked by a Soviet agent. The Soviets want to kill the defector, who has made his home in Canada. The film cuts from Townes enjoying life with his wife and children to the Soviet efforts to locate him. The agent who finally finds Townes

defects too. Based on the true story of Igor Gouzenko, who delivers the film's epilog. He worked as a clerk in the Russian embassy in Ottawa and exposed a Soviet spy ring. That incident, which took place nine years before the release of this film, was the basis for THE IRON CURTAIN (1948),

starring Dana Andrews.

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