Trumbo (2007)

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. Written by

Directing:
  • Peter Askin

Writing:
  • Christopher Trumbo

Stars:
Release Date: 2007-09-10
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 96
David Strathairn
David Stratha...
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Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
Himself
Josh Lucas
Josh Lucas
Himself
Dalton Trumbo
Dalton Trumbo
Himself (archive footage)
Joan Allen
Joan Allen
Herself
Michael Douglas
Michael Dougl...
Himself
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
Himself
Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
Himself
Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
Himself
Donald Sutherland
Donald Suther...
Himself
Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffma...
Himself / Interviewee
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Himself / Interviewee
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