The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
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As for the nostalgia for "simpler days" of the sixties, let's remember that this film was made in 1965/66, which means it was written no later than 1964. Deep, dark, scary days. It was released only three years after the murder of President Kennedy, four after the Cuban missile crisis, a year at most after the Tonkin Gulf incident that provided the US with a convenient excuse for committing troops to Vietnam, a short ten years after the Mau Mau massacres in the Congo, another short ten years after the Russians sent tanks into Hungary, and a very short twenty years after World War II.
There was nothing simple or innocent about those days. The world was tired and aching. Can anyone be blamed for making films that featured a simpler context: a small town where everyone really does know everyone else, where people take care of each other despite their differences, and where a few people from opposite sides of the cold war can work together? "The Russians Are Coming. . ." belongs to a genre of peace films that reached their zenith in the fifties and sixties, climaxing, of course, with "Dr. Strangelove, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb.Read more ›
"The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming" is great picture, no explosions, no special effects, just a fun film to watch with great characters. Enjoy!
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"The Russians Are Coming. . . " got a deserved Best Picture Oscar nomination, a rarity for a comedy then and now. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Will o' the Wisp
A fun bit of fluff that took me back quite a few years. I enjoyed it when it came out and I enjoyed it this time. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Chrystal Kay