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Red Clouds On The Good Earth (Aired July 13, 1952)
Throughout most of the 1940's, Matt Cvetic worked as a volunteer undercover agent for the FBI, infiltrating the Communist Party in Pittsburgh. In 1949, his testimony helped to convict several top Party members of conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. Cvetic sold his account to "The Saturday Evening Post" and it was serialized under the title "I Posed as a Communist for the FBI". It later became a best-selling book. In 1951, Warner Brothers released a film based on these accounts entitled "I Was A Communist For The FBI", starring with Frank Lovejoy as Cvetic. In 1952, in the midst of the Red scare of the 1950's, the Frederick W. Ziv Company produced the syndicated radio series with the same title as the movie. It was produced without assistance from the FBI. THIS EPISODE: July 13, 1952. Program #16. ZIV Syndication. "Red Clouds On The Good Earth". Commercials added locally. Cvetic is ordered to pose as a farm implement salesman and subvert the future farmers of our country. Dana Andrews, Truman Bradley (announcer), Henry Hayward (director), David Rose (music). 27:17. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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