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 self-incriminatory questions during the red scare. With that act of defiance, they were sentenced to one year in prison simply for speaking their minds and exercising their constitutional rights as concerned citizens. This is their story, their version of the facts and their opinions.
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The supporters of the Hollywood Ten tried unsuccessfully to get a theatrical release for their short (exhibitors were afraid to touch it) or even a foreign release (the US government put pressure on other countries to prevent that as well) so the program was first shown non-theatrically in meeting halls and even in the living rooms of private homes. See more