An American Ism: Joe McCarthy Movie Review 1979

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A portrait of the former U.S. Senator, who exploited America's irrational fear of communists during the post-war era. McCarthy's unlikely rise to power is told in this film by friends, victims and politicians.


First Run/Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11201, Phone: (718)488-8900, Fax: (718)488-8642, Email:, URL:

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Running time 84 minutes.

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Documentary Films, Biography, History--Modern
Glenn Silber

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