Cinema: Command Performance

For the second time, the House UnAmerican Activities Committee set out to determine the extent of Communist infiltration among Hollywood actors, actresses and screen writers. In its first expedition, though it lost its chairman along the way,* the committee had gotten the Hollywood Ten—producers, directors and screen writers—convicted and jailed for contempt in refusing to answer the question: "Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?" This time, having studied the old committee files and made further investigation on its own, the committee knew just what it...

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