I Was a Communist for the FBI
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I Was a Communist for the FBI
The real Matt Cvetic was a borderline alcoholic with a nasty disposition (he once allegedly beat his sister-in-law so badly she required hospitalization). But Cvetic was also a fervent anti-communist, and so, for a brief period in the early 1950s, he was a folk hero. I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. is the semi-true story of how Cvetic (played by Frank Lovejoy) renounced his friends and family and embraced the Red cause--on behalf of the F.B.I., for whom he was a volunteer undercover agent. The film recounts how Cvetic used his job as a Pittsburgh steelworker to contact various American… More

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"Strange film mixes anti-Communism with far right politics, odd thriller elements."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"A propaganda film from Warner Brothers about the Communist influences in America."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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