The trial of Alger Hiss
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Washington, United States of America
HISS - CHAMBERS FACE TO FACE IN SPY PROBE.
L.S. General view of the assembly before the Un-American Activities Committee. (2 shots & M.S.) M.S. Alger Hiss walking to the witness stand and taking oath. He is accused of being a communist. S.C.U. Secretaries taking notes. M.S. The committee seated round table. Chairman asks Hiss to stand. Hiss rises. Chairman asks Whittaker Chambers (journalist) to stand. M.S. Pan to Chambers. Committeeman points at Chambers with a pencil and says to Hiss: 'Have you ever seen this individual who's standing?' Hiss: 'I Have.' 'Do you know him?' Hiss: 'I identify him.' 'As who?' Hiss: 'As George Crosley.' M.S. Chambers standing up, pan to Hiss. S.C.U. Chambers sitting down. S.C.U. Hiss. M.S. The committee - Parnell Thomas, Chairman, in centre. S.C.U. Hiss. Precis: He proclaims his innocence & discredits his accuser Whittaker Chambers. L.S. The Assembly. M.S. Line of film cameras and one television camera. M.S. Whittaker Chambers taking the oath. M.S. Committee. S.C.U. Chambers. Precis: He states he does not hate Hiss, he accuses him with remorse and pity, etc.
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