Roy Cohn was known as a crook and a creep long before he wormed his way into the White House as Donald Trump's personal lawyer. He's long had the reputation of being a coldhearted and ruthless criminal, an embodiment of the corrupt and criminal corners of the American legal and political system. Matt Tyrnauer paints a picture of Cohn as master manipulator and a modern Machiavelli, who made personal and professional leaps by condemning Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to the electric chair. Later, Cohn worked as Joseph McCarthy's right-hand man, assisting him in his hunt on communists and gays.
Creditsdirector: Matt Tyrnauer
composer: Lorne Balfe
producer: Matt Tyrnauer, Marie Brenner, Joyce Deep, Andrea Lewis, Corey Reeser
screenplay: Matt Tyrnauer
Editor: Andrea Lewis, Tom Maroney
production company: Altimeter Films
More infodialogue: English
subtitles: no subt
country: United States of America
MATT TYRNAUER: Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008), Made in Milan (2015, short), Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016), Jean Nouvel: Reflections (2016, short), Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017), Studio 54 (2018), Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019).