Cinema: The Adventurer

The man on the witness stand looked like anything but the popular conception of a Communist, and his story made him an even unlikelier candidate for the role. Big, blond Sterling Hayden had quit school when he was 15, became a fisherman off Newfoundland, a sailor in the Caribbean, the master of a sailing schooner by the time he was 21. He had wound up in Hollywood as the untamed adventurer of half a dozen films, was briefly married to Actress Madeleine Carroll and dropped everything in 1941 to help out in the war. But before the House Un-American Activities Committee...

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