Abraham L. Polonsky
Did You Know?
[referring to the blacklisting that came about as a result of the HUAC hearings during the McCarthy "Red Scare" era of the 1950s] If you said you were sorry you were a radical and had seen the errors of your ways, you were let off. That's like saying you have no right to make political experiments in your mind...
Polonsky, a victim of the blacklist, was so offended when director Irwin Winkler
changed the main character (a director who is blacklisted after refusing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee) of his script for
Guilty by Suspicion
from a Communist Party member to a relatively apolitical liberal that he not only had his name taken off of the picture...