The Hoaxters

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The Hoaxters
The Hoaxters - Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical Film Poster
Produced by Herman Hoffman
Dore Schary
Written by Herman Hoffman
Narrated by Marilyn Erskine
Edited by Harry Komer
Laurie Vejar
Distributed by MGM
Release date
  • December 5, 1952 (1952-12-05)
Running time
36 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $119,000[1]
Box office $177,000[1]

The Hoaxters is a 1952 American documentary film written by Herman Hoffman, about the threat posed by communism to the American way of life. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[2] The Warner Home Video DVD release of the 1998 CNN documentary The Cold War in 2012 included this film as a special feature.[3]



According to MGM records the movie earned $167,000 in the US and Canada and $10,000 elsewhere.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ "NY Times: The Hoaxters". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  3. ^ CNN COLD WAR: The Complete Series 6-Disc Set: Cold War © 1998 Turner Original Productions, Inc. The Hoaxters © 1952 Turner Entertainment Co. Castro: In His Own Words © 1998 CNN Productions. Package Design © 2012 Cable News Network, Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Distributed by Warner Home Video, 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91522. All rights reserved. Color & BW/1122 Mins.
  4. ^ IMDb Sid Tomack filmography
    ^ IMDb Biography of Sid Tomack

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