TRUMBO focuses on the writer's own indelible words, the film features performances of some of his extraordinary letters, clips from his films and, archival and contemporary interviews with those who knew him best. Forced to write underground, letter writing became the chief repository of Trumbo's extraordinary talents and they serve as a wonderfully entertaining testament to his boundless intellect, acerbic humor, and staggering resilience.
Mississippi -- Tomorrow is Joe Figeroa's 62nd birthday. It's a very special day. A day he has been anxiously awaiting for the past four years. He plans on being the first one on line at the social security office. He's determined to never work again. He says he wants to
Just a portion of the epic back-porch sequence, as Bissonette (W.C. Fields) carries on his battle to get some sleep, in It's A Gift, 1934.
It's actually big news arriving, as Bissonette (W.C. Fields) attempts to share the bathroom with his daughter Mildred (Jean Rouverol) while he's shaving, in Paramount's It's A Gift, 1934.
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After failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted in Hollywood.
A feature-film adaptation of Christopher Trumbo's play about his father, the writer Dalton Trumbo, "Trumbo" documents the rise of Dalton's career in Hollywood, and his subsequent public humiliation from being among the "Hollywood Ten" blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1940s for communist associations. Exiled and penniless, Dalton wrote under various pseudonyms, even winning two Academy Awards. Viewed by many as a moral and just man, Dalton stood for the American value and right of freedom of expression.
Trumbo documents the rise of Dalton Trumbo's career in Hollywood, and his subsequent public humiliation from being among the "Hollywood Ten" blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1940s for communist associations. Exiled and penniless, Dalton wrote under various pseudonyms, even winning two Academy Awards.
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