Reign of Terror

Reign of Terror (1949)

Open or shut… it can cost your life!

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, History
  • Release Date: 1949-10-15
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 37 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Walter Wanger Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Anthony Mann
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The French Revolution, 1794. The Marquis de Lafayette asks Charles D'Aubigny to infiltrate the Jacobin Party to overthrow Maximilian Robespierre, who, after gaining supreme power and establishing a reign of terror ruled by death, now intends to become the dictator of France.

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  • Robert Cummings

    as Charles D'Aubigny
  • Richard Basehart

    as Maximilian Robespierre
  • Richard Hart

    as François Barras
  • Arlene Dahl

    as Madeleine
  • Arnold Moss

    as Fouché
  • Norman Lloyd

    as Tallien
  • Charles McGraw

    as Sergeant
  • Beulah Bondi

    as Grandma Blanchard
  • Jess Barker

    as Saint-Just
  • Walter Bacon

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Ray Bennett

    as Robespierre's Shooter (uncredited)
  • Chet Brandenburg

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Ralph Brooks

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • William Challee

    as Bourdon (uncredited)
  • Frank Conlan

    as Gatekeeper (uncredited)
  • Clancy Cooper

    as Saint Just's Sentry (uncredited)
  • Wade Crosby

    as Danton (uncredited)
  • Jane Crowley

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Mary Currier

    as Mme. Duval (uncredited)
  • Sayre Dearing

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • John Doucette

    as Pierre Blanchard (uncredited)
  • Rudy Germane

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Charles Gordon

    as Duval (uncredited)
  • Wilton Graff

    as Marquis de Lafayette (uncredited)
  • Dabbs Greer

    as Bridge Guard (uncredited)
  • Frank Hagney

    as Bakery Guard (uncredited)
  • Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Colin Kenny

    as Patriot (uncredited)
  • Victor Kilian

    as Jailer (uncredited)
  • David Leonard

    as Tavern Greeter (uncredited)
  • Ellen Lowe

    as Marie Blanchard (uncredited)
  • Frank Mills

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Hans Moebus

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Boyd 'Red' Morgan

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Jack Perry

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Fred Rapport

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Dan Seymour

    as Innkeeper (uncredited)
  • Cap Somers

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Shepperd Strudwick

    as Napoleon Bonaparte (uncredited) (voice)
  • Leo Sulky

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Anthony Sydes

    as Pierre's Son (uncredited)
  • Russ Tamblyn

    as Pierre's Oldest Son (uncredited)
  • Arthur Tovey

    as Patriot (uncredited)
  • Max Wagner

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Georgette Windsor

    as Cecile (uncredited)
Directing Anthony Mann Director
Sound Sol Kaplan Original Music Composer
Camera John Alton Director of Photography
Writing Æneas MacKenzie Story
Writing Philip Yordan Screenplay
Writing Æneas MacKenzie Screenplay
Writing Philip Yordan Story
Art Edward L. Ilou Art Direction
Editing Fred Allen Editor
Production William Cameron Menzies Producer
Sound John R. Carter Sound
Art Armor Marlowe Set Decoration
Art Al Orenbach Set Decoration