Wednesday 8 May 2019


         In a Lonely Place is often read as an allegorical treatment of the culture of suspicion that prevailed in Hollywood during the HUAC period. The Prowler is a tough, socially grounded crime film that critiques the skewed postwar culture of materialist aspiration ; it was the product of a left-wing director and writers who would soon become blacklist exiles.

excerpt from
A Living Part of the Class Struggle
Frank Krutnik
an essay from "Un-American" Hollywood -
Politics and Film in the Blacklist Era


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