Friday, October 4, 2013

Documentary: 'Point of Order'

Ed. Note: "Point of Order" (1964): B&W. 97 minutes. Directed by Emile de Antonio. Note: The footage in this influential documentary was edited down from 188 hours of kinescopes of the live-television broadcasts (CBS) of the famous Army/McCarthy hearings in 1954, which was the zenith of the blacklisting era. Sen. Joseph McCarthy and Joseph N. Welch gradually emerged as the stars of the film. McCarthy's subcommittee was investigating the U.S. Army, seeking to find hidden communists. Welch was the head counsel for the Army. 

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