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 of Un-American Activities Committee after being considered suspects of committing Anti-American acts by preaching the Communism in their films and television shows.
Did You Know?
The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was abolished in 1975. This documentary was made and first released in 1976, as was The Front
(1976), a dramatic picture made about the McCarthy-era black-listing. See more
By a Waterfall
Music by Sammy Fain
Played during a clip from Footlight Parade (1933) See more