Interview with Alger Hiss who was accused of being a Communist spy in the 1970s.
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 McCarthy 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.
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