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Abraham L. Polonsky
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[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. That's the kind of thing they do in Communist countries, but we're supposed to be a ...
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
(1991) from a Communist Party member to a relatively apolitical liberal that he not only had his name taken off of the picture, he also refused ...