I Led 3 Lives (1953–1956)

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Herbert Philbrick was a young professional and pacifist in 1939 Boston. He joined an anti-war group and quickly found himself caught up in the secret world of underground communist activity... See full summary »

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Unknown   1956   1955   1954   1953  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
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 Herbert A. Philbrick (115 episodes, 1953-1956)
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 Special Agent Jerry Dressler / ... (67 episodes, 1953-1956)
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Herbert Philbrick was a young professional and pacifist in 1939 Boston. He joined an anti-war group and quickly found himself caught up in the secret world of underground communist activity. He agreed to spy on the Communists for the FBI, and spent the next 9 years of his life as a Communist, FBI spy, and Communist counter-spy, since they had asked him to follow other comrades to test their loyalty. Hence the 3 lives; and his family, co-workers, and church never knew. This TV show is based on the TRUE story of how Philbrick (played ably by Richard Carlson) could never relax, but had to sneak to secret cell meetings and meet FBI agents in clandestine places to make info drops, never knowing when he might be found out, and if he would live to see the next rendezvous. Written by J Barlow <jonahsdive@gmail>

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According to the PBS special _"Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?" (1992) (mini)_, this was Lee Harvey Oswald's favorite TV show. See more »

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Good and accurate series.
21 July 2004 | by (Placentia, Ca.) – See all my reviews

This was a good series while it lasted. It pretty much showed what was gong on during this period in our history and the efforts to keep it in check. The left doesn't like the series because it shined a light on communist activities in the U.S. We don't track "commies" anymore because the cold war is over and they lost. Today people can be openly against the U.S. without any fear. They are in academia, the media,Hollywood, the judiciary and at all levels of local and national politics. Their still is, however, resentment among many that there is no longer a U.S.S.R. It would be great to have an updated series like this today. McCarthy was a little over-zealous in his time, but not far off the mark.


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