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Trumbo

  • Drama
  • Documentary and factual
  • 2007
  • Peter Askin
  • 96 mins

Summary

Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. Trumbo was one of several writers, directors, and actors who invoked the First Amendment in refusing to answer questions under oath. They were blacklisted and imprisoned. We follow Trumbo to prison, to exile in Mexico with his family, to poverty, to the public shunning of his children, to his writing under others' names, and to an eventual but incomplete vindication. Actors read his letters; his children and friends remember and comment. Archive photos, newsreels and interviews add texture.

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Credits

Cast

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Dalton TrumboNathan Lane
Dalton TrumboJoan Allen
Dalton TrumboMichael Douglas (1)
Dalton TrumboPaul Giamatti
Dalton TrumboLiam Neeson
Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
Dalton TrumboDalton Trumbo
Dalton TrumboDavid Strathairn

Crew

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DirectorPeter Askin

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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