Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Guilty by Suspicion 1991

     This film depicts the political fallout from the McCarthy Era Hollywood blacklist.  It’s the 1950’s and a lot of film people are being called in for interrogation.  If you had anything to do with the Communist party at any time in your life, you are in for a real ride.  You MUST implicate and name everyone even if they had nothing to do with communism just to have names to give the committee.  An actress has her child removed from her custody because she was named as a communist.  Considered to be an unfit environment.  If you don’t cooperate, you don’t work again.  Even if you are innocent and you are named, you don’t work again.
    This is good, I knew some stories about this time but not this much information.  It made me wonder if the Rosenberg’s were really guilty when they were executed as spies? I knew I recognized Martin Scorsese but I couldn't place him?  It's his distinctive eyebrows!!  4* (I really liked this movie) 

105 min, Drama directed by Irwin Winkler with Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, George Wendt, Patricia Wettig, Martin Scorsese, Sam Wanamaker, Chris Cooper.

Note:  Blockbuster 3*, imdb 6.4 out of 10, 65% critic 50% audience on Rotten Tomatoes. 

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