Plot – The movie tells the story of the American journalist John Reed who participated in the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and narrated it in the famous book "Ten Days That Shook the World". The story begins in Portland, where John Reed - called Jack by his friends - is a well known journalist because of the publishing of a series of articles about Pancho Villa, a Mexican revolutionary. In Portland, Jack falls in love with the wife of a dentist, Louise, who's a beautiful, restless, nonconformist woman, full of ambitions. The two lovers flee to New York and live in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood whose atmosphere is in harmony with their revolutionary ideas. Jack is busy with his political and trade unionist life, praying so that America doesn't intervene in the First World War. Louise spends a lot of time alone and has an affair with the playwright Eugene O'Neil. Repented, the woman marries Jack but the couple soon splits as USA enters the war and Louise travels to France as a nurse and a journalist.
All actors – Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski, Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton, Nicolas Coster, M. Emmet Walsh, Ian Wolfe, Bessie Love, MacIntyre Dixonshow all
“Reds” Quotes 10 quotes
“You dream that if you discuss the revolution with a man before you go to bed with him, it'll be missionary work rather than sex.”
“- John Reed: Louise, I love you.
- Louise Bryant: No, you love yourself!”
“You don't get to rewrite what I write.”
“I think voting is the opium of the masses in this country. Every four years you deaden the pain.”
“If you were mine, I wouldn't share you with anybody or anything. It'd be just you and me. We'd be the center of it all. I know it would feel a lot more like love than being left alone with your work.”
“I'd like to see you with your pants off, Mr. Reed.”
“Write this down. Are you naïve enough to think containing German militarism has anything to do with this war? Don't you understand that England and France own the world economy and Germany just wants a piece of it? Keep writing, Miss Bryant. Miss Bryant, can't you grasp that J. P. Morgan has loaned England and France a billion dollars? And if...” (continue)(continue reading)