I Was a Communist for the FBI
I had to sell out my own girl -- so would you!
A fact-based story about a man who posed as an American Communist for years as part of a secret plan to infiltrate their organization.
It's astonishing this is intended as anti-Communist propaganda. The irrational hatred, fear and cruelty this undercover agent deals with makes the seemingly normal people he encounters into villains. Unintentionally making Communists sympathetic is the only noteworthy aspect of this otherwise offensive drama. Its Oscar nomination for Documentary Feature is uproarious.
A man is disowned by his family after becoming a Communist, but they don't realise he's doing it as part of his work for the FBI. The question of his work for the FBI is a rather big plot hole; as surely they (and others) would have known of his work. Anyway the film was rabidly anti-communist, to such an extent that it even seemed to be verging into parody, but serious it was, and it is an interesting reflection of the fear and hatred that communism has invoked in the past. There was some excellent acting which rescued some predictable turns in the plot and silly lines.