Lauchlin Currie, Harry D White and Donald Hiss speak to Un-American Activities Committee.
Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
American newsreel titles read: 'ACCUSED OFFICIALS TESTIFY BEFORE HOUSE SPY PROBE'
United States of America.
M/S of former aide to Roosevelt Lauchlin Currie being sworn in before Un-American Activities Committee. C/U of Lauchlin Currie. M/S of Currie speaking (natural sound). He says "I welcome this opportunity to state again under oath, as I did before the Federal Grand Jury convened in the eastern district of New York to investigate the charges similar to those before this Committee, that I am not, and never have been, a Communist". M/S of reporters taking down statements.
Several shots of Harry D White, former assistant Treasury Secretary, before the committee. He says he should like to state at the start that he is not now and never has been a Communist, nor even close to becoming one. He says that he cannot recollect ever knowing either a Miss Bentley (confessed spy Elizabeth Bentley) or Mr Whitaker Chambers. M/S of reporters taking down statements.
C/U of Donald Hiss, one-time State Department Official, and brother of Alger Hiss, before the committee. M/S back view of the Chairman of the Un-American Activities Committee, Parnell Thomas. C/U of Donald Hiss saying: "If I am lying I should go to jail. If Mr Chambers is lying he should go to jail."