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  • Trumbo (2007)
  • PG-13
    96 min | Documentary, Biography
Trumbo (2007)
PG-13
96 min | Documentary, Biography

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 ...See moreThrough 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. Written by See less
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Director
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Christopher Trumbo (play) (screenplay)
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Jun 27, 2008 (United States)
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51 cast members
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Dalton Trumbo
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Emanuel Azenberg
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Walter Bernstein
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Larry Ceplair
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Kirk Douglas
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Peter Hanson
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Dustin Hoffman
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Lee Irwin
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Kate Lardner
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Helen Manfull
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Victor Navasky
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Jean Rouverol
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Christopher Trumbo
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Mitzi Trumbo
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Lauren Bacall
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Alvah Bessie
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Herbert J. Biberman
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Humphrey Bogart
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Hugo Butler
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Winston Churchill
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Lester Cole
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Bartley Crum
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Walt Disney
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Edward Dmytryk
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J. Edgar Hoover
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Eric Johnston
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Elia Kazan
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Ring Lardner Jr.
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Emmet Lavery
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John Howard Lawson
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Albert Maltz
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Louis B. Mayer
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Joseph McCarthy
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Adolphe Menjou
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Samuel Ornitz
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Larry Parks
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Otto Preminger
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Adrian Scott
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Iosif Stalin
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Robert Taylor
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J. Parnell Thomas
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Cleo Trumbo
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