Hollywood on Trial Poster

Release Date: 1976

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
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.

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Cinema Associates

Keywords: Rivalry, 1950s, 1940s, Sacrifice, Fall

Awards

Nominated Documentary (Feature)