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Hollywood On Trial


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Tonight's documentary for Omnibus tells the story of the people in American show business who would and those who would not answer that question.
In 1947 the House Un-American Activities Committee came to Hollywood to track down communist subversion in the film industry. Newsfilm recorded the events in detail. Heads of studios and stars spoke up before the Committee: Louis B. Mayer , Robert Taylor , Adolphe Menjou , Gary Cooper and others. One group of writers and directors resisted the Committee - the Hollywood Ten.
Talking about a time which one lawyer described as ' a rather shameful period in our history' are: Dore Schary
Donald Ogden Stewart
Arthur Miller , Lillian Hellman John Randolph and Sarah Cunningham , Howard da Silva Conrad Bromberg
' The one thing ... l'mastiamed of' : p 19


Unknown: Louis B. Mayer
Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Adolphe Menjou
Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Dore Schary
Unknown: Donald Ogden Stewart
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Lillian Hellman
Unknown: John Randolph
Unknown: Sarah Cunningham
Producer: Tristram Powell

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