• Short Summary

    US Communist Party leader, Eugene Dennis, questioned at UnAmerican Activities hearing.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    United States of America (USA). 1947?

    House Committee on UnAmerican Activities.

    Leader of American Communist Party, Eugene Dennis, is being questioned. There is a heated exchange between Mr. Dennis and members of committee. Mr. Dennis refuses to give the hearing the name he was born with, insisting Eugene Dennis was the name he has paid taxes with and is the only name he recognises. One of the men questioning him is Robert E. Stripling. In the end Dennis rises and states he holds this committee in contempt. Policemen surround him to lead him away, a court official tries to issue Dennis with a subpoena but he refuses to accept it.

    Various shots J. Edgar Hoover addressing the committee. He states Mr. Dennis was born Francis Waldman and went by various names during his life. Hoover then makes speech about the Communist threat to the American way of life, stating Communists are more loyal to the Soviet Union that the USA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2198.16
    Media URN:
    64624
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:15:00 / 01:55:00:00
    Canister:
    UN 1858 F

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