About

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the American working class, and his troubled romantic relationship with the writer Louise Bryant (1885-1936).

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Directed by

Warren Beatty

Written by

Trevor Griffiths (Screenplay)
Warren Beatty (Screenplay)
Elaine May (Writer)

Runtime

195 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Not since Gone With The Wind has there been a great romantic epic like it!

Cast

Keywords

biography husband wife relationship world war i based on a true story russia docudrama co-worker relationship 1910s 1920s greenwich village russian revolution war correspondent political repression government witch hunt russian history russian civil war comunism soviet union history female writer bolshevism american journalist

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#55 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

#902 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography Vittorio Storaro

Oscar for Best Director

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design