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The Fearmakers (1958)

A Korean War veteran co-operating with a Senate committee uncovers subversives.

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Alan Eaton
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Jim McGinnis
Marilee Earle ...
Lorraine Dennis
Veda Ann Borg ...
Vivian Loder
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Harold 'Hal' Loder
Roy Gordon ...
Sen. Walder
Joel Marston ...
Rodney Hillyer
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Army Doctor
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Dr. Gregory Jessup
Janet Brandt ...
Walder's Secretary
Fran Andrade ...
TWA Stewardess
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Barney Bond
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Col. Buchane (scenes deleted)
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A Korean War veteran co-operating with a Senate committee uncovers subversives.

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

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Shadow of boom mic visible when Alan Eaton (Dana Andrews) falls back against the window blinds in his office. See more »

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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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Attn.: Political Science Majors !
10 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I happened on this film by accident one afternoon and was quietly surprised. I am a fan of film noir and thought this film would be along those lines. And it was a bit in that fashion.( "The Killers" starring Burt Lancaster is one of my favorite examples of the film noir genre).

But mostly this movie is centered on Washington D.C. in the late 1950's, and the beginnings of what today is considered lobbying. How the movie reflects our capitol today is almost eerie, with our poll takers and vested interests. Downright prophetic in its nature, I found the correlations between that era and today striking. Witness the beginnings of how you're votes are bought. Disturbing to say the least.

I gave the film a "7" rating, because although the movie is worth a look,it is a bit "dated" and does have some "cheese" in the acting.


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