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The Glass Wall

Peter (Vittorio Gassman) is a refugee who wants to make a better life for himself in America, but he doesn't have the proper papers. Desperate for entry, he jumps ship and flees to New York City to search for a World War II veteran whom he helped during the war. If he can find this veteran (Jerry Paris), he believes it can help prove his case that he deserves American citizenship. But if he can't find him within 24 hours, he'll be branded a fugitive and forever barred from reentry into America.

Release Date

March 20, 1953

Running Time

80 minutes

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Vittorio Gassman

Vittorio Gassman

Gloria Grahame

Gloria Grahame


Director Maxwell Shane

Screenplay Maxwell Shane, Ivan Tors

Producer Ivan Tors

Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc

Editing Stanley Frazen, Herbert L. Strock

Music Leith Stevens

Distributor Columbia Pictures

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