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Roy M. Cohn ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph McCarthy ... Himself (archive footage)
John L. McClellan ... Himself - U.S. Senator, Arkansas (archive footage)
Karl E. Mundt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Sen. Karl E. Mundt)
G. David Schine ... Himself (archive footage) (as Pvt. G. David Schine)
Stuart Symington ... Himself - U.S. Senator, Missouri (archive footage)
Joseph N. Welch ... Himself (archive footage)

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Emile de Antonio 
 
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Emile de Antonio .... producer
Robert Duncan .... assistant producer
Eliot D. Pratt .... executive producer
Henry Rosenberg .... associate producer
Daniel Talbot .... producer
 
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Robert Duncan 
 
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David Bazelon .... editorial consultant
Emile de Antonio .... editorial director
Richard Rovere .... editorial consultant
 
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Daniel Drasin .... consultant
Daniel Talbot .... idea
 

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A chilling example how telling a lie often and loudly makes it appear true. Demagogary exposed., 29 October 2005
Author: dpsternberg from Mount Laurel, NJ

I saw this in 1964 when it was originally released. I waited so long to see it again. Like most good documentaries it focuses on a small theme. The power of this movie comes mainly from its inherent defense against accusations of biased reporting of events, peoples' facial expressions and appearances, words taken out of context and revisionist history. This power was due entirely to the fact that there was no script, no actors, no makeup artists, no retakes and special effects. This movie was cinema veritae. Joe McCarthy, Roy Cohn, Ray Welsch and all the others shown were themselves speaking their thoughts and feelings without varnish.

For those who wondered how Hitler ascended to power, between McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover, it could have happened here, Those of us who understand this have a special obligation to protect this country for those who don't see, can't see or don't care. Freedom is very vulnerable. The movie demonstrated this.

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