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Fear on Trial (1975)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 2 October 1975
The story of John Henry Faulk, a radio/TV personality of the 1950s, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Faulk sued the organization that was behind the blacklisting, and the ... See full summary »

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Lamont Johnson
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George C. Scott ... Louis Nizer
William Devane ... John Henry Faulk
Dorothy Tristan ... Laura Faulk
William Redfield ... Stan Hopp
Milt Kogan ... Herb Steinmann
Allan Miller ... Gerry Dickler
John Lehne John Lehne ... Thomas Bolan
Ben Piazza ... Harry
John Harkins ... Vincent Hartnett
John McMartin ... Tom Murray
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Paul
Lois Nettleton ... Nan Claybourne
John Houseman ... Mike Collins
Judd Hirsch ... Saul
David Susskind ... Himself
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The story of John Henry Faulk, a radio/TV personality of the 1950s, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Faulk sued the organization that was behind the blacklisting, and the resultant trial, and Faulk's victory, helped to put an end to the blacklisting period. Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die schwarze Liste See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Bruce Geller, better known as the creator of the long-running TV series Mission: Impossible (1966) and Mannix (1967), appears here as Judge Abraham Geller, the presiding judge at the Faulk trial. Judge Geller was Bruce Geller's father. See more »

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Those who do not study history....
18 February 2006 | by jeffpkSee all my reviews

Are doomed to repeat it.

This movie should be available right now on DVD and Video as anyone who has heard a sample of the propaganda tactics of Senator Joe McCarthy should feel a fearful chill of recognition when listening the post 911 rhetoric of George W Bush and his cronies, some of which continues to this day.

A must-show for any high school civics class, the only thing more powerful then seeing this film is reading the extremely well written biography it was adapted from. It gives a portrait of the uniquely American horror of McCarthyism that will stay in your mind the rest of your life.


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