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I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951)

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83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

In Pittsburgh, PA, an F.B.I. agent works to undermine the Communist party, but his brothers and his teenage boy thinks he's a real Red.
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Writers
Crane Wilbur (screenplay) | Matt Cvetic (article "I Posed as a Communist for the F.B.I.") | Pete Martin (article "I Posed as a Communist for the F.B.I.")
Producer
Cinematographer
Edwin B. DuPar (as Edwin DuPar)
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Updated May 2, 1951

Release date
May 5, 1951 (United States)

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Dorothy Hart
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Jim Blandon Jim Blandon   See fewer
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Richard Webb
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Paul Picerni
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Edward Norris
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Ron Hagerthy
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Hope Kramer
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6.2 / 10 | 625 votes