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?
Despite being over 30 years since the McCarthy era, the production team nevertheless still found a lot of people reluctant to talk on camera about such a difficult time in history. See more
References Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Working All the Live-Long Day
Sung by the prisoners on the chain gang
Clip from I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) See more