The Trials of Alger Hiss


2h 46m 1979

Brief Synopsis

Alger Hiss was one of FDR's aides who served on the United States delegation at the Yalta Conference at the end of World War II. During the anti-Communism era that followed, Hiss was targeted by Whittaker Chambers, a former Communist Party member who had become a senior editor at Time Magazine. Cham

Film Details

Also Known As
Trials of Alger Hiss
Release Date
1979
Production Company
History On Film Company
Distribution Company
Bufc Higher Education Film & Video Library; History On Film Company

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 46m

Synopsis

Alger Hiss was one of FDR's aides who served on the United States delegation at the Yalta Conference at the end of World War II. During the anti-Communism era that followed, Hiss was targeted by Whittaker Chambers, a former Communist Party member who had become a senior editor at Time Magazine. Chambers accused Hiss of being a Communist while working for the US government and although Hiss denied it, he was tried twice and served time in prison. The cases are examined through archival footage and interviews with many of those who were involved.

Film Details

Also Known As
Trials of Alger Hiss
Release Date
1979
Production Company
History On Film Company
Distribution Company
Bufc Higher Education Film & Video Library; History On Film Company

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 46m

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16mm

b&w

5950 feet