- Title: CF1893
02:05:12:04 - 02:09:09:03
House Committee on Un-American Activities in Hollywood. (silent) Gary Cooper with fans. Robert Montgomery, Geo. Murphy and Ronald Reagan. Crowds. (sound) Robert Montgomery testifies: "The general impression as we came across the country to these hearings, was that there was a small minority within Hollywood fighting Communism and Facism. This is exactly the reverse of the true picture. There is a small minority in Hollywood who might be interested in Fascism or Communism, and I don't think that we who have worked in this industry for a period of almost 20 years, some of us, have no right to testify without saying that we are proud to be members of this industry". (silent) Shot of committee Rep. Richard Nixon in center. (sound) Adolph Menjou is sworn in and testifies. (silent) crowd shots. (sound) more Adolph Menjou testifying. (silent) crowd shots. (sound) Paul McNutt, counsel to the Motion Picture Industry, speaks: No evidence has been produced at these hearings that the pictures contain any subversive propaganda and the truth is there is no Un-American propaganda on our screen, there never will be and we will never use the right of free speech as a cloak. We rely on the American people themselves to judge the picture and we will fight to continue a free screen in America. Richard M. Nixon 34-year-old Republican Representative from California in his first year in Congress. His work on this committee brought him into prominence for the first time. Paul V. McNutt, former Governor of Indiana, and chairman of the War Manpower Commission during W.W.II, was counsel to the Motion Picture Industry.
- Keywords:HOLLYWOOD, RED SCARE, USA, MCCARTHYISM, JOSEPH MCCARTHY, COMMUNISM IN HOLLYWOOD, HUAC
- Master Title:CF1893