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Hollywood on Trial
It Happened Yesterday

Combining newsreel footage with material shot by the author, Hollywood on Trial is a documentary on the communist ?witch-hunt? era lead by Senator Joseph McCarthy, more specifically concentrating on the misadventures of the ?Hollywood Ten?, a group of screenwriters and directors in 1947 who refused to answer the questions of the Un-American Activities Committee, immediately finding themselves on the blacklist, meaning that no producer would hire them, and winding up in jail to boot.
BIOGRAPHY
DAVID HELPERN Has produced three films: Dead Heat (1988), The Hidden II (1994) and Leave It to Beaver (1997). He wrote the screenplay for and directed I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1974), an excellent documentary about Nicholas Ray with the participation of Ray himself, John Houseman, François Truffaut and Natalie Wood. He has also made Hollywood on Trial (1976), a documentary reflecting the world of cinema, and his one single fiction film, Something Short of Paradise (1979), starring Susan Sarandon.
CAST & CREW
Director
David Helpern
Screenplay
Arnie Reisman
Photography
Barry Abrams
Edition
Frank Galvin
Running Time
105 m.
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