A controversial and blatant propaganda film that attempted to show how smart Ambassador Joseph E. Davies was (the film is adapted from his book), and what great friends the Soviets were to the US. Politics aside, and it is a well-done picture with the almost impossible task of depicting
history nearly as fast as it was happening. Huston is Davies, and he and his family (Harding and Parker) are seen leaving the US for Russia, stopping off in Germany on their way to the Soviet Union, where they meet all the heavyweight Communists. The makeup jobs on Kippen (Stalin), Lockhart
(Molotov), and some others are sensational. It's almost a travelog of Russia, as we are treat...