Point of Order! (1964)

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This historical political documentary of the Senate subcommittee Communist witch hunt in 1954 is taken from television kinescopes. Led by the demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy and his slimy underling attorney Roy Cohn, the 36 day long hearings gripped the nation and fanned the flames of paranoia. "Are you now or were you ever a member of the Communist Party?" was the question asked of artists, writers, actors. Those who fan afoul of the committee were placed on the infamous "blacklist." Careers and lives were ruined by the rumor, gossip, innuendo and panic where guilt by association meant loss of livelihood in a period known in the United States as the red scare. McCarthy's monotonous haranguing accused people of being "card carrying Communist" in one of the more intolerant periods in American history. This feature was well received at the New York Film Festival.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Documentary , Special Interest
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Studio:
New Yorker Films

Critic Reviews for Point of Order!

All Critics (1)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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January 13, 2006
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Full Review… | January 13, 2006
Chicago Reader
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A compelling, substantiating piece of firsthand evidence that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Full Review… | February 2, 2006
Now Playing Magazine

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January 13, 2006
Reel.com

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Full Review… | January 13, 2006
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Point of Order!

Duplicate entry in Flixster database. Same film as "Point of Order" Flixster database # 770934156. There's 17 reviews for this film over there. I reported the incorrect info. Someone punched off all the backlog one morning (to get rid of it without doing the work). So I got an email back saying it was fixed. But as you can see for yourself, they're both still here. .

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