THE CONGRESS: From Wonderland

Washington got a surprise this week when the House Un-American Activities Committee opened its investigation into Communism in Hollywood. It started with a thunderclap.

Balding Sam Wood, producer and director (For Whom the Bell Tolls), had no hesitation in using the word Communist and in applying it to some of the cinema's best-known writers: Donald Ogden Stewart, Dalton Trumbo and John Howard Lawson. But Wood was not content merely to pin the label on them. Said he:

"If I have any doubt that they are [Communists], then I haven't any mind. I...

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