I Was A Communist For The FBI

I Was a Communist for the FBI, starring Dana Andrews, tells the supposedly true tale of Matt Cvetic, who infiltrated the Communist Party in the United States and reported every move back to the FBI for "nine long years". No one was allowed to know he was undercover, and both he and his family suffered because of it.

Airing from 1952 through 1954, during the height of the anti-Communist frenzy sweeping across the USA, the show was immensely popular.

This is a very sober, tension-filled series, with Cvetic constantly walking a tightrope between the need to pump the "Comrades" for details of upcoming activities and the risk of getting caught if they learned his true loyalties.

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Here is a sample of the online episodes currently available at The Old Time Radio Fan:

I Walk Alone
1952-04-23  (10.39 MB)  [25:56]

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I Can't Sleep
1952-04-30  (10.06 MB)  [25:07]

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Little Red Schoolhouse
1952-05-07  (10.47 MB)  [26:08]

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Audio Quality: Fair

Red Red Herring
1952-05-14  (10.34 MB)  [25:49]

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Audio Quality: Good

The American Kremlin
1952-06-11  (6.07 MB)  [26:31]

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Audio Quality: Fair

Tight Wire
1952-06-18  (10.39 MB)  [25:56]

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Audio Quality: Fair

A Riot Made To Order
1952-06-25  (10.73 MB)  [26:48]

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Audio Quality: Fair

The Dangerous Dollars
1952-07-09  (10.2 MB)  [25:28]

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Audio Quality: Excellent

Draw The Red Curtain
1952-07-30  (6.27 MB)  [27:24]

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Audio Quality: Poor

Burnt Offering
1952-08-27  (6.29 MB)  [27:30]

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Audio Quality: Excellent

Violence Preferred
1952-09-10  (6.01 MB)  [26:16]

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Audio Quality: Fair

Jump to the Whip
1952-09-24  (6.19 MB)  [27:03]

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Audio Quality: Excellent

A Suit For The Party
1952-10-08  (5.88 MB)  [25:41]

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Audio Quality: Good

The Unwelcome Hosts
1952-10-29  (6.28 MB)  [27:25]

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Audio Quality: Good

No Second Chance
1952-11-05  (6.31 MB)  [27:35]

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Audio Quality: Fair

The Red Gate
1952-11-12  (6.56 MB)  [28:39]

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Audio Quality: Good

Treason Comes in Cans
1952-12-17  (6.44 MB)  [28:08]

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Audio Quality: Fair

Little Boy Blue Turned Red
1953-01-07  (6.13 MB)  [26:48]

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Audio Quality: Fair

Capital City Square Dance
1953-01-21  (6.11 MB)  [26:42]

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Audio Quality: Fair

A Study in Oils
1953-01-28  (6.16 MB)  [26:54]

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Audio Quality: Good

The Brass Monkey
1953-04-08  (6.11 MB)  [26:41]

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Audio Quality: Excellent

An Unamerican Activity
1953-05-06  (6.31 MB)  [27:35]

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Audio Quality: Excellent

My Friend The Enemy
1953-05-13  (6.34 MB)  [27:42]

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Audio Quality: Excellent

The Canadian Backbone
1953-05-20  (6.21 MB)  [27:09]

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Audio Quality: Excellent

The Elspeth Club
1953-05-27  (6.34 MB)  [27:41]

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Audio Quality: Excellent

The Crossed Heart
1953-06-03  (6.24 MB)  [27:16]

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Audio Quality: Good

The Red Octopus
1953-06-10  (6.27 MB)  [27:23]

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Audio Quality: Excellent

Abby As In Abigail
1953-06-17  (6.09 MB)  [26:35]

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Audio Quality: Excellent

Tour Of Duty
1953-06-24  (---)  [27:35]

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Audio Quality: Good

Fifteen Minutes To Murder
1953-07-01  (6.28 MB)  [27:26]

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Audio Quality: Excellent

Use Only As Directed
1953-07-08  (6.28 MB)  [27:26]

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Audio Quality: Fair

Double Exposure
1953-07-15  (4.58 MB)  [26:40]

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Audio Quality: Excellent

The Lion Is Busy
1953-07-29  (6.3 MB)  [27:30]

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