A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.

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(as James Klein),
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Hunter ...
Himself - Printer
Rose Podmaka ...
Herself - Steel Mill Worker
Sylvia Woods ...
Herself - Auto Worker
Howard 'Stretch' Johnson ...
Himself - College Professor
Bill Bailey ...
Himself - Seaman and Longshoreman
Edna Whitehouse ...
Herself - Legal Secretary
Ruth Maguire ...
Herself - Program Administrator
Stanley Postek ...
Himself - Seaman
Dorothy Ray Healey ...
Herself - Party Leader (as Dorothy Healey)
Carl Hirsch ...
Himself - Writer
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Himself - Folksinger
Marge Frantz ...
Herself - Southern Activist
Rose Kryzak ...
Herself - Actuarial Clerk
Al Prago ...
Himself - Labor Educator
Muriel Eldridge ...
Herself - Secretary
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A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.

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Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists  »

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Stirring portrait of courageous individuals and what participating in the USCP meant in their lives
28 February 2000 | by (West LA, USA) – See all my reviews

Seeing Red is a well rendered portrait of individuals who were members of the US Communist Party. The subjects are still passionate about their involvement and why they left the party, or chose to continue in it after Kruschev's (sp) disclosure of Stalin's reign. These people embody some of the noblest qualities we can aspire to. Thank you to Julia Reichert and partner for giving light to a much maligned and misunderstood group. The film reflects their thorough research and amazing finds. The stock footage is hilarious and horrible. There is a lot of heart in this film.


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