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What Price Freedom (1955) Larry, an American businessman,strolls into the eastern sector of Berlin and becomesinvolved with Elsa, a young German woman who believes inChrist and struggles to express her faith while living undercommunist rule. At a Communist Party meeting of factory 133of East Berlin, the workers are 'encouraged' to unanimouslyvote 'yes' on a resolution condemning the motives of thedemocracies. Commissar Krause: 'The great danger to peace isthe war-mongering west. Therefore, all workers must unite toprotect the People's Revolution against capitalistimperialism.' Elsa courageously objects and is condemned byleader Krause in front of her co-workers. Her life suddenlybecomes at risk. Larry encourages Elsa to escape with him tothe Allied zone, but she refuses, preferring to stay andfight for her ideas. This compelling drama concerningChristianity vs Communism in postwar Berlin is based on atrue story and has a stunning plot twist, an excellent castand production values. Actor Frederick Valk (Dead of Night,Frenzy) plays the villainous Commissar Krause, and in theconclusion of the film delivers an engrossing soliloquy onthe tragic personal costs of participating in totalitarianauthority. Robert K. Cunningham as Larry Miller and UrsulaLyn as Elsa Meisner also deliver fine performances. The filmwas produced and directed by Paul F. Heard, financed by theBroadcasting and Film Commission of the National Council ofthe Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and photographed onlocation in the Eastern and Western Sectors of 1955 Berlin.