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Counter-Attack (1945)

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90 min | Drama, War

This drama centers on a Red Army officer (Paul Muni), a Russian woman (Lisa Elenko), and seven German soldiers who have been trapped in the ruined cellar of a bombed out factory in a German-controlled town. While waiting for someone to ...See moreThis drama centers on a Red Army officer (Paul Muni), a Russian woman (Lisa Elenko), and seven German soldiers who have been trapped in the ruined cellar of a bombed out factory in a German-controlled town. While waiting for someone to rescue them, the two Russians try to keep the Germans away. Eventually the Russian officer begins toying with a German officer, and vice versa, as both seek to extract information from the other. The Russian lets on that his troops are planning to construct a tunnel beneath the river. The woman is appalled at this betrayal of information, but her companion reassures her that he can kill the enemy before they have time to share that information, but first they need to get rescued. As time slowly passes, the tension increases, especially when the Soviet begins to fall asleep. The film was made during the brief period after WW II when Russia and the U.S. were allies and the political overtones of the film were unintentional. Later, with the advent of the Cold War, many of the actors who participated in this film were called before the House Un-American Activities Committee, accused of being Communist sympathizers, and some were blacklisted. Written by ETO Film Buff See less
Writers
John Howard Lawson (screenplay) | Janet Stevenson (adapted from the play by) | Philip Stevenson (adapted from the play by) | Ilya Vershinin (play Pobyeda) | Mikhail Ruderman (play Pobyeda)
Composer
Louis Gruenberg (musical score)
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Updated Apr 26, 1945

Release date
Apr 26, 1945 (United States)

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64 cast members
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Paul Muni
Alexei Kulkov Alexei Kulkov   See fewer
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Marguerite Chapman
Lisa Elenko Lisa Elenko   See fewer
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Larry Parks
Kirichenko Kirichenko   See fewer
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Harro Meller
Ernemann Ernemann   See fewer
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Roman Bohnen
Kostyuk Kostyuk   See fewer
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George Macready
Col. Semenov Col. Semenov   See fewer
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Erik Rolf
Vassilev Vassilev   See fewer
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Ludwig Donath
Prof. Müller Prof. Müller   See fewer
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Rudolph Anders
Stillman Stillman   See fewer
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Philip Van Zandt
Galkronye Galkronye   See fewer
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Frederick Giermann
Ludwig Weiler Ludwig Weiler   See fewer
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Wolfgang Zilzer
Krafft (as Paul Andor) Krafft (as Paul Andor)   See fewer
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Ivan Triesault
Sgt. Johann Grillparzer Sgt. Johann Grillparzer   See fewer
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Louis Adlon
Huebsch Huebsch   See fewer
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Louis V. Arco
German Colonel (uncredited) German Colonel (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Bagni
Paratrooper (uncredited) Paratrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Trevor Bardette
Petrov (uncredited) Petrov (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Bartell
Ostrovski's Assistant (uncredited) Ostrovski's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hugh Beaumont
Russian Lieutenant (uncredited) Russian Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Bond
Paratrooper (uncredited) Paratrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Bonn
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sven Hugo Borg
German Lieutenant (uncredited) German Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gary Bruce
Co-Pilot (uncredited) Co-Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Cason
Paratrooper (uncredited) Paratrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Challee
Paratrooper (uncredited) Paratrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Christine
Tanya (uncredited) Tanya (uncredited)   See fewer
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Danny Craig
Partisan (uncredited) Partisan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Darien
Partisan (uncredited) Partisan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adeline De Walt Reynolds
Old Woman (uncredited) Old Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Eben
Partisan (uncredited) Partisan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Ekberg
German Fighting in Water (uncredited) German Fighting in Water (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Eldredge
Russian Officer (uncredited) Russian Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Forrest
Russian Soldier (uncredited) Russian Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arno Frey
German Officer at Telephone (uncredited) German Officer at Telephone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Russian Engineer (uncredited) Russian Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Garrick
Russian Engineer (uncredited) Russian Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Graff
Paratrooper (uncredited) Paratrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilton Graff
Russian Officer (uncredited) Russian Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Hale
Gen. Kalinev (uncredited) Gen. Kalinev (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Hecht
Partisan (uncredited) Partisan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Helmers
German Captain (uncredited) German Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Lackteen
Mongolian Partisan (uncredited) Mongolian Partisan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Russian Officer (uncredited) Russian Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rolf Lindau
German Prisoner (uncredited) German Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Lorenz
Russian Soldier (uncredited) Russian Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Love
Partisan (uncredited) Partisan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Lowell
Pilot (uncredited) Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Lynn
Russian Lieutenant (uncredited) Russian Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darren McGavin
Paratrooper (uncredited) Paratrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Meredith
Russian Soldier (uncredited) Russian Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kurt Neumann
German Fighting in Water (uncredited) German Fighting in Water (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martin Noble
Partisan (uncredited) Partisan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Pietila
Russian Officer (uncredited) Russian Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Otto Reichow
German Lieutenant (uncredited) German Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mel Shubert
Paratrooper (uncredited) Paratrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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LeRoy Taylor
Russian Soldier (uncredited) Russian Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Vosper
Russian Officer (uncredited) Russian Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Wagenheim
Tashkin (uncredited) Tashkin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Ward
Russian Officer (uncredited) Russian Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally West
Russian Soldier (uncredited) Russian Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Crane Whitley
Scout (uncredited) Scout (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mel Wilkerson
Russian Officer (uncredited) Russian Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Matt Willis
Paratrooper (uncredited) Paratrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ian Wolfe
Ostrovski (uncredited) Ostrovski (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 316 votes