Algar Hiss Interview 1970

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    Colour and Black and White.

    Colour footage of Alger Hiss being interviewed intercut with older footage from the 1950s when he was accused of being a Communist spy. Algar Hiss denies being either a spy or a Communist.

    GV the American Un-American Activities enquiry where it was declared by Whittaker Chambers that Alger Hiss was a Communist spy. Shots of President Richard Nixon examining a hollowed out pumpkin where Hiss hid magnetic tapes. CU Whittaker Chambers and Hiss at the enquiry.

    Hiss states of the early 1950s McCarthey witch hunts "Anti-Communism has been the Anti-Semitism of America." He talks about Whittaker Chambers and about a book that is being written about his life. He calls him a "fantasist" and protests his own innocence.

    There is footage of President Richard Nixon during his election campaign.

    16mm E/C and B/W positive.

    Sep. Magnetic Track. 4554 F.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:42:54:00 / 01:50:18:00
    UN 4554 E
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    UN 4554 E
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