USA – 1978 – 84 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY GLENN SILBER
NON-THEATRICAL: AVAILABLE FOR TV, VOD & FILM FESTIVALS ONLY
Examining the making of America's most notorious demagogue, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy.
McCarthy became one of the most feared and powerful politicians of the 20th century when he exploited the "anti-communist" delirium and fear that blanketed post World War II America.
McCarthy's life story and his unlikely rise to power is told by friends, victims, and politicians. More than just a film biography, AN AMERICAN "ISM" reveals much about the nature and fragility of America's democratic institutions.