A future of happiness awaits San Francisco shipping executive Brad Collins (Robert Ryan) and his new bride (Laraine Day).Yet Bradís past could undo everything. Back in his days as a dockworker, he was an activist member of the Communist Party. Now the Party has resurfaced like a bad dream in Bradís life, putting the screws on and threatening to spill his past if he doesnít play ball and stir up a labor strike. In an era when some officials sought to weed out Communists real and imagined, Hollywood made numerous films that exploited the times. Among them: Big Jim McLain, Invasion USA, I Was a Communist for the FBI and this film Ė arguably the most hyperbolic of all Ė originally titled "I Married a Communist".
How this relates to Playland
This film has some nice footage of San Francisco in the late 40's and includes footage of Playland at the Beach including several shots of the Shooting Gallery.