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Summary: Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. Trumbo was one of several writers, directors, and actors who invoked the First Amendment in refusing to answer questions under oath. They were blacklisted and imprisoned. We follow Trumbo to prison, to exile in Mexico with his family, to poverty, to the public shunning of his children, to his writing under others' names, and to an eventual but incomplete vindication. Actors read his letters; his children and friends remember and comment. Archive photos, newsreels and interviews add texture.
Rating: Rated PG-13 for a sex-related commentary.
Production: Filbert Steps Productions
Genres: Biography, Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Peter Askin Director
Writer Credit
Christopher Trumbo Writer
Cast Credit
Brian Dennehy Himself
Dalton Trumbo Himself
David Strathairn Himself
Dustin Hoffman Himself
Jean Rouverol Herself
Joan Allen Herself
Josh Lucas Himself
Kirk Douglas Himself
Lee Irwin Himself
Liam Neeson Himself
Michael Douglas Himself
Nathan Lane Himself
Paul Giamatti Himself
Peter Hanson Himself
Victor Navasky Himself
Producer Credit
Al Klingenstein Producer
Ariana Garfinkel Associate Producer
David Viola Producer
Jim Kohlberg Executive Producer
Kristin Kopp Associate Producer
Sophia Lin Line Producer
Stelio Kitrilakis Co-Executive Producer
Tory Tunnell Producer
Will Battersby Producer
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