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The Fearmakers (1958)

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A Korean veteran cooperating with a Senate committee uncovers subversives.

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Alan Eaton
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Roy Gordon ...
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Fran Andrade ...
TWA Stewardess
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Barney Bond
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Col. Buchane (scenes deleted)
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A Korean veteran cooperating with a Senate committee uncovers subversives.

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Masters of FEAR! Masters of INTRIGUE! Merchants of MURDER!

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Alan Eaton: You know, Lorraine, you're not only very kind... you're very lovely.
Lorraine Dennis: [Breaking into a big smile] I thought you'd *never* notice!
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Not bad, if you can sift through the symbolism & corniness.
7 September 2001 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

Just watched this on TCM. A problem I've always had w/Dana Andrews is his self-righteousness, but this 'red scare' film does raise concerns that are far more appropriate today regarding how pollsters & PR firms manipulate/create news & opinion versus measuring it. However in this film, the media (Washington Post reporter) & an 'old school' senator (you know, the ones that used to have a conscience & scruples) are the good guys. Nowadays, that just isn't very realistic as the media, political parties, representatives & lobbiests are all part of the Washington propaganda machine, only interested in retaining & growing on their own power base. But I digress. Look for Mel Torme in ridiculous Coke-bottle glasses. Also, DC-philes will enjoy all of the familiar landmarks with far cooler cars surrounding the city. Overall, not a waste of time. I give it a '6'.


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