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Odd Man Out: A Memoir of the Hollywood Ten

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In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee rudely interrupted the successful career and life of Edward Dmytryk, citing him with contempt of Congress. As a result, Dmytryk was fired by RKO and spent three years in England before returning to the United States to serve a six-month jail sentence and undergo a second round of hearings, during which he recanted and pro ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 20th 1996 by Southern Illinois University Press (first published 1996)
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Tom Stamper
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What we generally hear about the Hollywood Ten and the blacklist is that they were the victims of the red scare and opportunistic politicians. Director and Hollywood Ten member, Edward Dmytryk, presents a story that is more complicated and thus more captivating. He was like many idealists who sought out the party as a way to improve the human condition. With time he realized that the leaders were taking their cues from Moscow and he quit when the party demanded he place messages in a film he was ...more
Chris Nagel
Oct 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
Bitter, tasteless screed against people he blames for his being blacklisted, and for rejecting him after he returned to testify before HUAC and named names--which he did in order to return to a lucrative career.
Chuck White

This book was an opinion-turner. If you feel that those who informed on other Communists during the HUAC hearings were traitors, as I did, this book will change your mind.

Bryan
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fascinating. And very relevant to the political atmosphere of 2016. He mentions in the later pages that his wife would address some things in her own book. Anyone know anything more on this? I can't seem to find any copies of it, if it ever actually materialized.
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