An incredible -but true- story
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The FBI wrote up a file, coded as no. 100-HQ-138754. It is entitled "Communist Infiltration of the Motion Picture Industry" (COMPIC). This document was a 15 part report, showing the FBI was not taking this issue likely. The entire document is not available online, however some excerpts are available. The reason why we are talking about It's A Wonderful life, is, well, it's the right time of the year.
The report deals, as the title clearly states, that FBI was thinking that many American movies were in fact Communist Propoganda in order for the Soviets to get a leap ahead in the Cold War.
In Part 7 of 15, Serial 251×1, PDF 7B, the FBI discusses the classic movie:
(Transcipt is here:
With regard to the picture "It's A Wonderful Life", [REDACTED] stated in substance that the film represented a rather obvious attempt to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as "scrooge-type" so that he would be the most hated man in the picture. This, according to these sources, is a common trick used by Communists.
The FBI even made a list of the so-called "communist influence" movies:
They kept this list updated until December 1955.
In a much later edition of the COMPIC project, "It's A Wonderful Life" also gets mentioned, but does not have a big role. This is from document 10 of 15.
On continued research of the film the FBI called the movie a "Subversive Film".
Now of course, the FBI gave up on the whole COMPIC project a long time ago. As I mentioned before, they gave up on the entire study in December of 1955, but it remains as an interesting piece of history, that really reminds us of what things were like in the heat of the Cold War.
Afterword (what did this have to do with anything?)
I think this is a great example of how certain conspiracy theories haven't really changed. While these days it seems that the Illuminati are up to something devious and horrible, back in 1947 it seemed that Communists were going to invade America. As some always say: "Some things never change."
1: http://aphelis.net/wonderful-life-communist-propaganda-fbi-files/It's a Wonderful Life' alleged Communist propaganda: the FBI files and HUAC hearings"
By Philippe Theophanidis on December 21, 2013
2:https://ia801003.us.archive.org/29/items/FBI_File_Communist_Infiltration_Motion_Picture_Industry_COMPIC_ALL_EXCERPTS/compic7b.pdf COMPIC, document 7 of 15 (definitely a cool link, worth a read)
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