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I Was a Communist for the FBI: Matt Cvetic

The true life and times of undercover agent Matt Cvetic

by R. E. "Gus" Payne

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by AuthorHouse .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: political,
  • Political,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Political

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages92
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8468743M
    ISBN 101418488437
    ISBN 109781418488437


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Cvetic, at the request of the FBI, joined a Author: Daniel J. Leab. I Was a Communist for the FBI was the name of a series of stories written by Matt Cvetic that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.

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The book I Was a Communist for the FBI: Matt Cvetic book on the life of Cvetic, particularly as he served as an undercover agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), successfully infiltrating the Communist Party in Pennsylvania for nine years.

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The stories were later turned into a best-selling book and radio series. Daniel J. Leab's slender study of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) informer Matt Cvetic, based on declassified bureau records, provides a small but fascinating addition to this literature.

Cvetic was one of a small army of FBI informers who infiltrated the U.S. Communist Cited by: 3. Inthe FBI asked citizen Matt Cvetic to join the Communist Party and report back on their activities.

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both of which tell the Matt Cvetic story: The first, written by Seton Hall University Professor of History Daniel Leab, is subtitled Unhappy Life and Times of Matt Cvetic () Leab is the General Secretary of the Historians of American Communism [REF].

I Was a Communist for the FBI is a American noir crime film directed by Gordon Douglas starring Frank Lovejoy, Dorothy Hart, Philip Carey and James Millican. The story follows Cvetic. I Was a Communist for the FBI is a American film noir crime film directed by Gordon Douglas starring Frank Lovejoy, Dorothy Hart, Philip Carey and James Millican.

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University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, pp. ISBN: (cloth), $ draft of history"that still holds up wellEric his work Tbe Crucial Decadea first Goldman noted that the McCarthy years. Inthe FBI asked citizen Matt Cvetic to join the Communist Party and report back on their activities.

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inspires wildly differing opinions as it is seen from the perspective of a half century after its time. Some reviewers revere the film as a classic example of tense film noir. To others it is "an intellectually bankrupt story filled with misleading political innuendoes ".

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"I Was a Communist for the FBI": The Unhappy Life and Times of Matt Cvetic: : Leab, Daniel J.: Fremdsprachige BücherAuthor: Daniel J. Leab. All the world may be a stage, but for Matt Cvetic and Herb Philbrick, real-life volunteer undercover agents for Hoover's FBI throughout most of the forties, the courtroom was the venue that catapulted them into the glamorous world of show giz.

According to the Wikipedia, "I Was a Communist for the FBI" was the name of a series of articles written by Matt Cvetic that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.

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‎I Was A Communist For The FBI was a show that came from the anti-Communist hysteria at a peak in the s, and by the end of I Was a Communist was scheduled on more than stations.

The show was based on the book by Matt Cvetic and purportedly told of his adventures as an undercover operativ /5(25). Frank Lovejoy starred in two classics: he had a minor part in "House of Wax" and was one of the main characters in Ida Lupino's film noir "The Hitch-Hiker".

In "I Was A Communist For The FBI" he plays Matt Cvetic, a Slovenian last name which makes it all the more likely that Cvetic would turn into a communist/10(). I Was A Communist For The FBI was a show that came from the anti-Communist hysteria at a peak in the s, and by the end of I Was a Communist was scheduled on more than stations.

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