Hollywood and the Reds: HUAC & McCarthyismby Max_in_Vienna | created - 15 Feb 2015 | updated - 01 Apr 2015 | Public
The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. It was originally created in 1938 to uncover citizens with Nazi ties within the United States. However, it has become better known for its role in investigating alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having ties to Communism.
(Quoted from Wikipedia http://goo.gl/CLQJZg, accents are mine)
Included in this list are films directly relating to the HUAC blacklists, those where this theme plays a meaningful role as well as those films that may be considered allegorical. The following titles are not part of the list but may be added:
- Silver Lode (1954) (1954)
- Rear Window (1954) (1954)
- Johnny Guitar (1954) (1954)
- Kiss Me Deadly (1955) (1955)
- Planet of the Apes (1968) (1968)
- Pleasantville (1998) (1998)
Note: this list is alphabetical.
- Hollywood and the Reds: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076599723/Post-WW II
- http://www.imdb.com/list/ls003041186/Cold War Movies
- http://www.imdb.com/list/ls009156355/The 20 best films on cold war
- http://www.imdb.com/list/ls003517553/Cold War in films
- Wikipedia: http://goo.gl/XAoM9m
- Harvard Film Archive - "Cold War Paranoia": http://goo.gl/uACQSw
- Illinois.edu - "The Hollywood Blacklist": http://goo.gl/XNU3Ph
- Washington.edu - "The All-Powers Project" : http://goo.gl/fDkGFW
- "Victims of Hollywood's Blacklist": http://goo.gl/mPME2b
- "The Hollywood Ten" (1950): http://goo.gl/7Ls0uL
- "The Hollywood Blacklist: 1947-1960": http://goo.gl/WieTa3
- "Committee On Un-American Activities": http://goo.gl/an3DSw
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2. The Hollywood Ten (1950)
15 min | Documentary, Short, History
A brief look at The Hollywood Ten, a group of screenwriters and directors charged of contempt of court after challenging the House of Anti-American Activities and their controversial and ... See full summary »
3. I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In Pittsburgh, PA, an F.B.I. agent works to undermine the Communist party, but his brothers and his teenage boy thinks he's a real Red.
5. Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
David Merrill (Robert De Niro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood Director, returns from filming abroad in France to find that his loyalty has been called into question by the House Committee on... See full summary »
Votes: 7,314 | Gross: $9.48M
6. Storm Center (1956)
Approved | 85 min | Drama
During the 1950s, a small-town librarian is shunned by the locals after she refuses the City Council's request to remove a book on Communism from the library's shelves.
7. A King in New York (1957)
G | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.
10. High Noon (1952)
PG | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
Votes: 92,323 | Gross: $9.45M
11. The Hoaxters (1952)
Approved | 36 min | Short, Documentary
So called snake oil salesmen at carnivals are often used as the symbols of hoaxters. There are much more globally sinister hoaxters in the form of world leaders of totalitarian regimes, ... See full summary »
12. Viva Zapata! (1952)
Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History
14. Salt of the Earth (1954)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, History
Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.
15. Hollywood on Trial (1976)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary
The documentary analyzes a dark period in Hollywood's history due to the Red Scare of the 1940's and 1950's, when actors, writers and directors were persecuted and investigated by the House... See full summary »
16. Point of Order! (1964)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary
Point of Order is compiled from TV footage of the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings, in which the Army accused Senator McCarthy of improperly pressuring the Army for special privileges for ... See full summary »
18. Tail Gunner Joe (1977 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 145 min | Biography, Drama
A dramatization of the life of Joe McCarthy, the alcoholic senator from Wisconsin whose tactics of accusing prominent people of Communist sympathies were initially designed to give him a ... See full summary »
19. Citizen Cohn (1992 TV Movie)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama
As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
20. Murrow (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama
Follow legendary news reporter/commentator from his radio broadcasts from the rooftops of London during the Blitz to his TV documentary series "See It Now" and his confrontations with the ... See full summary »
23. Marathon Man (1976)
R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.
Votes: 54,271 | Gross: $21.71M
24. The Majestic (2001)
PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance
Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
Votes: 50,427 | Gross: $27.81M
27. Inherit the Wind (1960)
Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
29. The Steel Helmet (1951)
Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, War
A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.