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I was a Communist for the FBI

This series capitalized on the new Red scare of the early 1950s: recorded without any assistance from the FBI, which refused to cooperate.

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I Was A Communist for the FBIEspionage thriller drama (1952 - 54)

Dana AndrewsI was a Communist for the FBI
Based on the book by real-life undercover agent, Matt Cvetic, I Was a Communist for the FBI was a dramatization of Cvetics life during the time he infiltrated the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA). In real life, Cvetic lost everything he loved--his wife, children, parents, friends--except for his country and love for that country is what kept him going.

The old time radio show stars Dana Andrews in the lead role and paints a picture of a man constantly under stress, constantly tested in his loyalty and devotion to the party. While the radio drama was just that, a drama, the stories of Cvetic constantly walking a fine line between discovery by the Communists and doing his job as best he could to gather information and throw up road blocks to their activity in the United States.

Cvetic lived in constant fear for nine years from 1941 to 1950 while he was a party member knowing that if he was discovered, he would pay with his life. His recruitment by the FBI was something out of a spy movie. After failing to gain entry into the US Army in 1941 because he was too short, he received a mysterious phone call. He met his handler exactly once and never met him again though submitted over 50,000 pages of reports.

Music by David Rose.

For more espionage, see also Federal Agent, Cloak and Dagger, Spy Catcher, Counterspy - David Harding!, Dangerous Assignment, Intrigue, The Adventures of Frank Race, Harry Lime (The Third Man), Secret Agent K7 Returns, Top Secret, and The Man Called X.

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    75 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 33 hours, 47 min
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    Volume 1 - 38 shows - total playtime 17 hours 4 minutes
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    1. IWCF 520416 00 Audition Little Red Schoolhouse.mp3
    2. IWCF 520423 01 I Walk Alone.mp3
    3. IWCF 520430 02 I Cant Sleep.mp3
    4. IWCF 520507 03 Little Red Schoolhouse.mp3
    5. IWCF 520514 04 Red Red Herring.mp3
    6. IWCF 520521 05 Pit Viper.mp3
    7. IWCF 520528 06 Traitors For Hire.mp3
    8. IWCF 520604 07 Card Game In Clouds.mp3
    9. IWCF 520611 08 American Kremlin.mp3
    10. IWCF 520618 09 Tight Wire.mp3
    11. IWCF 520625 10 Riot Made To Order.mp3
    12. IWCF 520702 11 Where Red Men Roam.mp3
    13. IWCF 520709 12 Dangerous Dollars.mp3
    14. IWCF 520716 13 Rich Man, Poor Man.mp3
    15. IWCF 520723 14 Canadian Crossfire.mp3
    16. IWCF 520730 15 Draw Red Curtain.mp3
    17. IWCF 520806 16 Red Clouds On Good Earth.mp3
    18. IWCF 520813 17 Exit On Left.mp3
    19. IWCF 520820 18 Red Record.mp3
    20. IWCF 520827 19 Burnt Offering.mp3
    21. IWCF 520903 20 Squeeze Play.mp3
    22. IWCF 520910 21 Violence Preferred.mp3
    23. IWCF 520917 22 Rat Race.mp3
    24. IWCF 520924 23 Jump To Whip.mp3
    25. IWCF 521001 24 Pennies From Dead.mp3
    26. IWCF 521008 25 Suit For Party.mp3
    27. IWCF 521015 26 Party Got Rough.mp3
    28. IWCF 521022 27 Little Boy Red.mp3
    29. IWCF 521029 28 Unwelcome Hosts.mp3
    30. IWCF 521105 29 No Second Chance.mp3
    31. IWCF 521112 30 Red Gate.mp3
    32. IWCF 521119 31 Red Rover, Red Rover.mp3
    33. IWCF 521126 32 Home Improvement.mp3
    34. IWCF 521203 33 Red Clay.mp3
    35. IWCF 521210 34 Kiss Of Death.mp3
    36. IWCF 521217 35 Treason Comes In Cans.mp3
    37. IWCF 521224 36 Flames Burned Red.mp3
    38. IWCF 521231 37 Hate Song.mp3
    Volume 2 - 37 shows - total playtime 16 hours 42 minutes
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    1. IWCF 530107 38 Little Boy Blue Turned Red.mp3
    2. IWCF 530114 39 Red Gold.mp3
    3. IWCF 530121 40 Charter City Square Dance.mp3
    4. IWCF 530128 41 Study In Oils.mp3
    5. IWCF 530204 42 Sleeper.mp3
    6. IWCF 530211 43 Against Middle.mp3
    7. IWCF 530218 44 Black Gospel.mp3
    8. IWCF 530225 45 Red Ladies.mp3
    9. IWCF 530304 46 One Way Ticket.mp3
    10. IWCF 530311 47 Word Game.mp3
    11. IWCF 530318 48 Red Waves.mp3
    12. IWCF 530325 49 Trial By Fear.mp3
    13. IWCF 530401 50 Wrong Green.mp3
    14. IWCF 530408 51 Brass Monkey.mp3
    15. IWCF 530415 52 Forged Faces.mp3
    16. IWCF 530422 53 Red Clay Repeat.mp3
    17. IWCF 530429 54 Kiss Of Death Repeat.mp3
    18. IWCF 530506 55 An Unamerican Activity.mp3
    19. IWCF 530513 56 My Friend Enemy.mp3
    20. IWCF 530520 57 Canadian Backbone.mp3
    21. IWCF 530527 58 Elspeth Club.mp3
    22. IWCF 530603 59 Crossed Heart.mp3
    23. IWCF 530610 60 Red Octopus.mp3
    24. IWCF 530617 61 Abby, As In Abbigale.mp3
    25. IWCF 530624 62 Tour Of Duty.mp3
    26. IWCF 530701 63 Fifteen Minutes To Murder.mp3
    27. IWCF 530708 64 Use Only As Directed.mp3
    28. IWCF 530715 65 Double Exposure.mp3
    29. IWCF 530722 66 Courier Of Disaster.mp3
    30. IWCF 530729 67 Line Is Busy.mp3
    31. IWCF 530805 68 Red Snow.mp3
    32. IWCF 530812 69 Very Private Funeral.mp3
    33. IWCF 530819 70 Rhapsody In Red.mp3
    34. IWCF 530826 71 Kangaroo Court.mp3
    35. IWCF 530902 72 Inhuman Element.mp3
    36. IWCF 531007 77 Panic Plan.mp3
    37. IWCF 531014 78 No Visitors.mp3
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    75 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 33 hours, 47 min
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    Volume 1 - 38 shows - total playtime 17 hours 4 minutes
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    1. IWCF 520416 00 Audition Little Red Schoolhouse.mp3
    2. IWCF 520423 01 I Walk Alone.mp3
    3. IWCF 520430 02 I Cant Sleep.mp3
    4. IWCF 520507 03 Little Red Schoolhouse.mp3
    5. IWCF 520514 04 Red Red Herring.mp3
    6. IWCF 520521 05 Pit Viper.mp3
    7. IWCF 520528 06 Traitors For Hire.mp3
    8. IWCF 520604 07 Card Game In Clouds.mp3
    9. IWCF 520611 08 American Kremlin.mp3
    10. IWCF 520618 09 Tight Wire.mp3
    11. IWCF 520625 10 Riot Made To Order.mp3
    12. IWCF 520702 11 Where Red Men Roam.mp3
    13. IWCF 520709 12 Dangerous Dollars.mp3
    14. IWCF 520716 13 Rich Man, Poor Man.mp3
    15. IWCF 520723 14 Canadian Crossfire.mp3
    16. IWCF 520730 15 Draw Red Curtain.mp3
    17. IWCF 520806 16 Red Clouds On Good Earth.mp3
    18. IWCF 520813 17 Exit On Left.mp3
    19. IWCF 520820 18 Red Record.mp3
    20. IWCF 520827 19 Burnt Offering.mp3
    21. IWCF 520903 20 Squeeze Play.mp3
    22. IWCF 520910 21 Violence Preferred.mp3
    23. IWCF 520917 22 Rat Race.mp3
    24. IWCF 520924 23 Jump To Whip.mp3
    25. IWCF 521001 24 Pennies From Dead.mp3
    26. IWCF 521008 25 Suit For Party.mp3
    27. IWCF 521015 26 Party Got Rough.mp3
    28. IWCF 521022 27 Little Boy Red.mp3
    29. IWCF 521029 28 Unwelcome Hosts.mp3
    30. IWCF 521105 29 No Second Chance.mp3
    31. IWCF 521112 30 Red Gate.mp3
    32. IWCF 521119 31 Red Rover, Red Rover.mp3
    33. IWCF 521126 32 Home Improvement.mp3
    34. IWCF 521203 33 Red Clay.mp3
    35. IWCF 521210 34 Kiss Of Death.mp3
    36. IWCF 521217 35 Treason Comes In Cans.mp3
    37. IWCF 521224 36 Flames Burned Red.mp3
    38. IWCF 521231 37 Hate Song.mp3
    Volume 2 - 37 shows - total playtime 16 hours 42 minutes
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    1. IWCF 530107 38 Little Boy Blue Turned Red.mp3
    2. IWCF 530114 39 Red Gold.mp3
    3. IWCF 530121 40 Charter City Square Dance.mp3
    4. IWCF 530128 41 Study In Oils.mp3
    5. IWCF 530204 42 Sleeper.mp3
    6. IWCF 530211 43 Against Middle.mp3
    7. IWCF 530218 44 Black Gospel.mp3
    8. IWCF 530225 45 Red Ladies.mp3
    9. IWCF 530304 46 One Way Ticket.mp3
    10. IWCF 530311 47 Word Game.mp3
    11. IWCF 530318 48 Red Waves.mp3
    12. IWCF 530325 49 Trial By Fear.mp3
    13. IWCF 530401 50 Wrong Green.mp3
    14. IWCF 530408 51 Brass Monkey.mp3
    15. IWCF 530415 52 Forged Faces.mp3
    16. IWCF 530422 53 Red Clay Repeat.mp3
    17. IWCF 530429 54 Kiss Of Death Repeat.mp3
    18. IWCF 530506 55 An Unamerican Activity.mp3
    19. IWCF 530513 56 My Friend Enemy.mp3
    20. IWCF 530520 57 Canadian Backbone.mp3
    21. IWCF 530527 58 Elspeth Club.mp3
    22. IWCF 530603 59 Crossed Heart.mp3
    23. IWCF 530610 60 Red Octopus.mp3
    24. IWCF 530617 61 Abby, As In Abbigale.mp3
    25. IWCF 530624 62 Tour Of Duty.mp3
    26. IWCF 530701 63 Fifteen Minutes To Murder.mp3
    27. IWCF 530708 64 Use Only As Directed.mp3
    28. IWCF 530715 65 Double Exposure.mp3
    29. IWCF 530722 66 Courier Of Disaster.mp3
    30. IWCF 530729 67 Line Is Busy.mp3
    31. IWCF 530805 68 Red Snow.mp3
    32. IWCF 530812 69 Very Private Funeral.mp3
    33. IWCF 530819 70 Rhapsody In Red.mp3
    34. IWCF 530826 71 Kangaroo Court.mp3
    35. IWCF 530902 72 Inhuman Element.mp3
    36. IWCF 531007 77 Panic Plan.mp3
    37. IWCF 531014 78 No Visitors.mp3
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    75 recordings on 38 Audio CDs
    total playtime 33 hours, 47 min

    Disc A001

    1. IWCF 520416 00 Audition Little Red Schoolhouse
    2. IWCF 520423 01 I Walk Alone

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    Disc A002

    1. IWCF 520430 02 I Cant Sleep
    2. IWCF 520507 03 Little Red Schoolhouse

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    Disc A003

    1. IWCF 520514 04 Red Red Herring
    2. IWCF 520521 05 Pit Viper

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    Disc A004

    1. IWCF 520528 06 Traitors For Hire
    2. IWCF 520604 07 Card Game In Clouds

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    Disc A005

    1. IWCF 520611 08 American Kremlin
    2. IWCF 520618 09 Tight Wire

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    Disc A006

    1. IWCF 520625 10 Riot Made To Order
    2. IWCF 520702 11 Where Red Men Roam

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    Disc A007

    1. IWCF 520709 12 Dangerous Dollars
    2. IWCF 520716 13 Rich Man, Poor Man

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    Disc A008

    1. IWCF 520723 14 Canadian Crossfire
    2. IWCF 520730 15 Draw Red Curtain

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    Disc A009

    1. IWCF 520806 16 Red Clouds On Good Earth
    2. IWCF 520813 17 Exit On Left

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    Disc A010

    1. IWCF 520820 18 Red Record
    2. IWCF 520827 19 Burnt Offering

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    Disc A011

    1. IWCF 520903 20 Squeeze Play
    2. IWCF 520910 21 Violence Preferred

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    Disc A012

    1. IWCF 520917 22 Rat Race
    2. IWCF 520924 23 Jump To Whip

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    Disc A013

    1. IWCF 521001 24 Pennies From Dead
    2. IWCF 521008 25 Suit For Party

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    Disc A014

    1. IWCF 521015 26 Party Got Rough
    2. IWCF 521022 27 Little Boy Red

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    Disc A015

    1. IWCF 521029 28 Unwelcome Hosts
    2. IWCF 521105 29 No Second Chance

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    Disc A016

    1. IWCF 521112 30 Red Gate
    2. IWCF 521119 31 Red Rover, Red Rover

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    Disc A017

    1. IWCF 521126 32 Home Improvement
    2. IWCF 521203 33 Red Clay

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    Disc A018

    1. IWCF 521210 34 Kiss Of Death
    2. IWCF 521217 35 Treason Comes In Cans

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    Disc A019

    1. IWCF 521224 36 Flames Burned Red
    2. IWCF 521231 37 Hate Song

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    Disc A020

    1. IWCF 530107 38 Little Boy Blue Turned Red
    2. IWCF 530114 39 Red Gold

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    Disc A021

    1. IWCF 530121 40 Charter City Square Dance
    2. IWCF 530128 41 Study In Oils

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    Disc A022

    1. IWCF 530204 42 Sleeper
    2. IWCF 530211 43 Against Middle

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    Disc A023

    1. IWCF 530218 44 Black Gospel
    2. IWCF 530225 45 Red Ladies

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    Disc A024

    1. IWCF 530304 46 One Way Ticket
    2. IWCF 530311 47 Word Game

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    Disc A025

    1. IWCF 530318 48 Red Waves
    2. IWCF 530325 49 Trial By Fear

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    Disc A026

    1. IWCF 530401 50 Wrong Green
    2. IWCF 530408 51 Brass Monkey

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    Disc A027

    1. IWCF 530415 52 Forged Faces
    2. IWCF 530422 53 Red Clay Repeat

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    Disc A028

    1. IWCF 530429 54 Kiss Of Death Repeat
    2. IWCF 530506 55 An Unamerican Activity

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    Disc A029

    1. IWCF 530513 56 My Friend Enemy
    2. IWCF 530520 57 Canadian Backbone

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    Disc A030

    1. IWCF 530527 58 Elspeth Club
    2. IWCF 530603 59 Crossed Heart

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    Disc A031

    1. IWCF 530610 60 Red Octopus
    2. IWCF 530617 61 Abby, As In Abbigale

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    Disc A032

    1. IWCF 530624 62 Tour Of Duty
    2. IWCF 530701 63 Fifteen Minutes To Murder

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    Disc A033

    1. IWCF 530708 64 Use Only As Directed
    2. IWCF 530715 65 Double Exposure

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    Disc A034

    1. IWCF 530722 66 Courier Of Disaster
    2. IWCF 530729 67 Line Is Busy

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    Disc A035

    1. IWCF 530805 68 Red Snow
    2. IWCF 530812 69 Very Private Funeral

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    Disc A036

    1. IWCF 530819 70 Rhapsody In Red
    2. IWCF 530826 71 Kangaroo Court

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    Disc A037

    1. IWCF 530902 72 Inhuman Element
    2. IWCF 531007 77 Panic Plan

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    Disc A038

    1. IWCF 531014 78 No Visitors

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