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Fear on Trial (1975)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  2 October 1975 (USA)
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The story of John Henry Faulk, a radio/TV personality of the 1950s, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Faulk sued the organization that was behind the blacklisting, and the ... See full summary »

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John Henry Faulk
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Stan Hopp
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Gerry Dickler
John Lehne ...
Thomas Bolan
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John Harkins ...
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Mike Collins
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The story of John Henry Faulk, a radio/TV personality of the 1950s, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Faulk sued the organization that was behind the blacklisting, and the resultant trial, and Faulk's victory, helped to put an end to the blacklisting period. Written by Anonymous

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Bruce Geller, better known as the creator of the long-running TV series Mission: Impossible (1966) and Mannix (1967), appears here as Judge Abraham Geller, the presiding judge at the Faulk trial. Judge Geller was Bruce Geller's father. See more »

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Those who do not study history....
18 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Are doomed to repeat it.

This movie should be available right now on DVD and Video as anyone who has heard a sample of the propaganda tactics of Senator Joe McCarthy should feel a fearful chill of recognition when listening the post 911 rhetoric of George W Bush and his cronies, some of which continues to this day.

A must-show for any high school civics class, the only thing more powerful then seeing this film is reading the extremely well written biography it was adapted from. It gives a portrait of the uniquely American horror of McCarthyism that will stay in your mind the rest of your life.


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