A small-town librarian is branded as a Communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library's shelves. Written by
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Who really set the town aflame?...
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The script was first offered to Stanley Kramer, a producer acclaimed for his films with a social conscience, including Home of the Brave , High Noon , and The Defiant Ones . Kramer offered the role of Alicia Hull to Hollywood legend Mary Pickford, who was looking to make a comeback. However, Pickford was quickly talked out of doing the film by gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, an arch conservative and fervent anti-communist who warned Pickford that the film was pro-Red. Next, the part was offered to Irene Dunne, who also declined. Some claim that big-name stars Barbara Stanwyck and Loretta Young also turned it down because of the content. See more
Whatever was the issue? A stubborn woman was fired. Your council blew itself up with civic virtue. The city got something to buzz about. I got a better job. You got a platform.
You make it sound like a grab bag.
Well, what do you think it was? Patriotism?
Hymn to Our Library
Lyrics by Elick Moll
Music by Morris Stoloff See more