Hollywood on Trial
Release Date: January 1st, 1976
Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 40 min.
This documentary, narrated by legendary director John Huston, examines the 10-year period in which the House Committee on Un-American Activities used its unlimited government power to force citizens to confess to being a Communist or accuse others whom the committee deemed guilty of un-American activities. The film focuses particularly on the group of filmmakers -- the "Hollywood Ten" -- who spurned the investigative committee and were imprisoned as a result.
Director: David Helpern Jr.