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Point of Order! (1964)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 14 January 1964 (USA)
Point of Order is compiled from TV footage of the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings, in which the Army accused Senator McCarthy of improperly pressuring the Army for special privileges for ... See full summary »

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Emile de Antonio
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Credited cast:
Roy M. Cohn ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph McCarthy Joseph McCarthy ... Himself (archive footage)
John L. McClellan John L. McClellan ... Himself - U.S. Senator, Arkansas (archive footage)
Karl E. Mundt Karl E. Mundt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Sen. Karl E. Mundt)
G. David Schine ... Himself (archive footage) (as Pvt. G. David Schine)
Stuart Symington Stuart Symington ... Himself - U.S. Senator, Missouri (archive footage)
Joseph N. Welch ... Himself (archive footage)
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Point of Order is compiled from TV footage of the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings, in which the Army accused Senator McCarthy of improperly pressuring the Army for special privileges for Private David Schine, formerly of McCarthy's investigative staff. McCarthy accused the Army of holding Schine hostage to keep him from searching for Communists in the Army. These hearings resulted in McCarthy's eventual censure for conduct unbecoming a senator. Written by <bnorcottmahany@mailcity.com>

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A Film of the Army-McCarthy Hearings

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Not Rated

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English

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14 January 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Herr ordförande! En ordningsfråga See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Excellent introduction to Roy Cohn, Joe McCarthy, and McCarthyism.
25 February 2005 | by twinflaymsSee all my reviews

Roy Cohn keeps popping up in American culture, from his fictionalized roles in "ANGELS IN America"-- as interpreted by Al Pacino (actor), Tony Kushner (playwrite), and Mike Nichols (director) --and Kurt Vonnegut's "JAILBIRD," to his actual deeds as documented by the likes of Emile de Antonio here in "POINT OF ORDER." Although there have been some attempts to put Cohn in perspective-- Frank Pierson's awful HBO film, "CITIZEN COHN," comes to mind (with James Woods' cartoon performance), I believe we've yet to see anything approaching a definitive look at him and his legacy.

As for McCarthy and McCarthyism, "POINT OF ORDER" stands as an excellent non-fiction introduction to the beginning of their ends. It's great drama, and it's full of truth. And that is all. "POINT OF ORDER" is where one can start, yet not where one may find real answers.


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