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A dramatization of the life of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the alcoholic senator from Wisconsin whose tactics of accusing prominent people of Communist sympathies were initially designed to give him a national power base when he later planned to run for President.

  1. Lane Slate


  2. Jud Taylor


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  1. Peter Boyle

    Peter Boyle

    Sen. Joseph McCarthy

  2. John Forsythe

    John Forsythe

    Paul Cunningham

  3. Burgess Meredith

    Burgess Meredith

    Joseph Welch

  4. Patricia Neal

    Patricia Neal

    Sen. Margaret Chase Smith

  5. Jean Stapleton

    Jean Stapleton

    Mrs. DeCamp

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  • February 6, 1977


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 25m

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