Cinema: Hate in the Morning

HOLLYWOOD ON TRIAL Directed by DAVID HELPERN JR.

Here is a handy, breezy re-creation of one of the cold war's early frosts: the House Un-American Activities Committee's red-baiting in Hollywood. This period has been undergoing some rueful re-examination of late — most notably in The Front (TIME, Oct. 11). While history has done no one proud, it has at least demonstrated that some held up better than others under the gruesome, improbable pressures of the congressional test.

Hollywood on Trial, which concerns the HUAC investigations and the subsequent blacklisting of several hundred writers,...

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