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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

AMC should pull this print from their vault.

Author: Peter22060 from United States
25 June 2006

This documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin is shown as created in 1995 and is 59 minutes. Although many of the newsreel clips have been seen before, the interviews with stars of the period like Marsha Hunt must be seen to see how witch hunts against sympathizers not members of the Communist party were shunned from working in their profession and shunted in their private lives.

It is an important film documentary because it can be related to life in the United States today. Alleged loyal Americans expressed their beliefs against members of their unions that threatened their potential rise to power in the film industry.

Today, any American that may question this nation's posture towards despotic governments with which it does not agree are automatically tarred with the same brush and innocents are treated like Salem witches.

It is important as well, because there is another film, Hollywood On Trial narrated by John Huston which apparently has received more air time. People can only get a passing view of the witch hunt and subsequent McCarthy hearings in "Good Night and Good Luck".

The viewing public of ages 12-30 can only remember, from the film libraries, "All the President's Men". It is incumbent upon the library networks and History Channel to enlighten all Americans about the dangers of hate mongering.

We who are Americans believe that Americans are innocent until proved guilty.

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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Liberal Fantasyland with no Communists in Hollywood

Author: Walter Lewkowski from United States
5 May 2009

The Communist effort to undermine the white Christian culture of America was spearheaded by their writers in Hollywood. To imagine it otherwise is childish naiveté. Watching Koch's feeble attempt to turn these American haters into martyrs is comical if one knows his history.

A worthwhile documentary would be one about how the Communists actually went about turning films into Communist's propaganda tools. But we have a fat chance of seeing something as intellectually honest as that coming from Hollywood.

With the dissolution of the Soviet Union the only Communists left are the ones in American teaching at American colleges. But the useful idiots are still in full force. Alex Baldwin and Chris Koch are two.

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