I Was A Communist For The FBI (Full Screen)

I had to sell out my own girl -- so would you!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

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Based on a true story, this documentary-style caper film follows a federal agent on a dangerous assignment -- he must go underground to flush out a nefarious spy ring. Leonard Maltin praises this suspenseful political tales as "low key, and effective." Starring Frank Lovejoy ("Home of the Brave," "House of Wax"), favorite '50s quiz show guest Dorothy Hart and Philip Carey ("Calamity Jane," "Dead Ringer").

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The real Matt Cvetic was a borderline alcoholic with a nasty disposition (he once allegedly beat his sister-in-law so badly she required hospitalization). But Cvetic was also a fervent anti-communist, and so, for a brief period in the early 1950s, he was a folk hero. I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE F.B.I. is the semi-true story of how Cvetic (played by Frank Lovejoy) renounced his friends and family and embraced the Red cause--on behalf of the F.B.I., for whom he was a volunteer undercover agent. The film recounts how Cvetic used his job as a Pittsburgh steelworker to contact various American Communist cell leaders, and how he exposed their insidious plans to overthrow the American government. Since the script infers that among the Reds' "subversive" plans was the Civil Rights Movement, I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE FBI is an embarrassing experience when seen today. Cvetic's memoirs were better dramatized by a 1951 radio series of the same title, starring Dana Andrews.

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Cold War | Melodrama | Spies | Spy
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  • Sales Rank: 16,137
  • UPC: 883316126707
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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