J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisitions (1995)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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For over forty years J. Edgar Hoover served as director of the F.B.I., his entire career devoted to rooting out anti-American activities and fighting communism in the name of democracy. From the "Red Scare" of the 1920s to Hoover's tireless mission to root out actors, politicians, and protestors suspected of engaging in communist activities, this release puts the master propagandist's paranoid legacy under the microscope to explore how one man's deep-rooted obsession can grip an entire nation in fear.

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anti-Communism, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), government-official