Hollywood on Trial
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Hollywood on Trial
Combining familiar newsreel footage with freshly shot material, David Helpern's Hollywood on Trial is a documentary concerning the "communist witch-hunt" era. In the years following World War II, several ambitious Washington politicos were anxious to dissipate the last traces of Roosevelt's New Deal, and in so doing labelled virtually everything hinting of liberalism as communistic. These cynical crusaders couldn't make the headlines if they merely concentrated on such "radicals" as college professors and pamphleteers, so they targeted the most public industry… More
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"It's all frightening stuff but presented in such a bland way that it doesn't really show the fear and paranoia that was sweeping the country."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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