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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ alleged Communist propaganda: the FBI files and HUAC hearings
12-24-2013, 12:16 AM #1
Wayne5 Member
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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) is 11th in AFI’s list of the 100 best American movies ever made. According to Variety, a sequel is said to be in the works (“‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Sequel in the Works” by Dave McNary, Nov. 18, 2013).

However, for a short while between 1947 and 1956, it was also listed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the suspicion of being a vehicle of Communist propaganda. Here, relevant files from the FBI’s archive are provided as well as links to 2,000 pages of excerpts from the “Communist Infiltration of the Motion Picture Industry” document.

http://aphelis.net/wonderful-life-commun...fbi-files/
12-24-2013, 01:22 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Not surprising. They were chasing their tail then as they are now. Then it was communists, now it's "terrorists".
In the immortal words of Mel Brooks, the inquisition is here to stay.

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12-24-2013, 09:00 AM #3
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