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Angels in America is more about gay rights and the AIDS crisis than Ray Cohn, the man most famous for the Rosenburg case and working for McCarthy.
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High Noon's plot can be seen as an allegory for McCarthyism and the Red Scare. The writer, a former Communist party member, refused to name names.

[High Noon is] the most un-American thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life. - John Wayne.

John Wayne supported blacklisting and disliked the anti-Red Scare theme of the film.
I made Rio Bravo because I didn't like High Noon. Neither did Duke (John Wayne). I didn't think a good town marshal was going to run around town like a chicken with his head cut off asking everyone to help. And who saves him? His Quaker wife. That isn't my idea of a good Western. - Howard Hawks
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Bezhin Meadow (1937)

Eisenstein didn't finish the film, and it's reconstructed from film stills.
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Mark Cousins says that her fascistic speech warning against the 'people from the east' is an allegory for the House Un-American Activities Committee.
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Chaplin was denied re-entry into the United States because he was considered too progressive by the government. This film is Chaplin's critique of McCarthyism.
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My favorite films at least partially about Communism, and watch-list.

This list is separate from my socialism list.

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