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Seeing Red (1983)

A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.

Directors:

Jim Klein (as James Klein), Julia Reichert
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Hunter Oscar Hunter ... Himself - Printer
Rose Podmaka Rose Podmaka ... Herself - Steel Mill Worker
Sylvia Woods Sylvia Woods ... Herself - Auto Worker
Howard 'Stretch' Johnson Howard 'Stretch' Johnson ... Himself - College Professor
Bill Bailey Bill Bailey ... Himself - Seaman and Longshoreman
Edna Whitehouse Edna Whitehouse ... Herself - Legal Secretary
Ruth Maguire Ruth Maguire ... Herself - Program Administrator
Stanley Postek Stanley Postek ... Himself - Seaman
Dorothy Ray Healey Dorothy Ray Healey ... Herself - Party Leader (as Dorothy Healey)
Carl Hirsch Carl Hirsch ... Himself - Writer
Pete Seeger ... Himself - Folksinger
Marge Frantz Marge Frantz ... Herself - Southern Activist
Rose Kryzak Rose Kryzak ... Herself - Actuarial Clerk
Al Prago Al Prago ... Himself - Labor Educator
Muriel Eldridge Muriel Eldridge ... Herself - Secretary
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A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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PBS edited 12 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Features Triumph of the Will (1935) See more »

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Stirring portrait of courageous individuals and what participating in the USCP meant in their lives
28 February 2000 | by msyvonSee all my reviews

Seeing Red is a well rendered portrait of individuals who were members of the US Communist Party. The subjects are still passionate about their involvement and why they left the party, or chose to continue in it after Kruschev's (sp) disclosure of Stalin's reign. These people embody some of the noblest qualities we can aspire to. Thank you to Julia Reichert and partner for giving light to a much maligned and misunderstood group. The film reflects their thorough research and amazing finds. The stock footage is hilarious and horrible. There is a lot of heart in this film.


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