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The Iron Curtain is based on the actual 1945 case of Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko, (Dana Andrews), who, after careful training, was assigned to the U.S.S.R. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada in the midst of World War II. Eventually, Gouzenko defected with 109 pages of material implicating several high level Canadian officials, outlined the steps taken to secure information about the the details of the nuclear bomb via numerous sleeper cells established throughout North America. The scandal that resulted when details of this case were publicized by American columnist Drew Pearson in early 1946 involved Canada, Britain and the United States.

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  1. Igor Gouzenko


  2. William A. Wellman


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  1. Dana Andrews

    Dana Andrews

    Igor Gouzenko

  2. Gene Tierney

    Gene Tierney

    Anna Gouzenko

  3. June Havoc

    June Havoc

    Nina Karanova

  4. Berry Kroeger

    Berry Kroeger

    John Grubb, aka 'Paul'

  5. Edna Best

    Edna Best

    Mrs. Albert Foster

  6. Stefan Schnabel

    Stefan Schnabel

    Col. Ilya Ranov

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 27m

Budget -

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  • June 16, 1948



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