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Edward Dmytryk (September 4, 1908 - July 1, 1999) was an American film director who was amongst the Hollywood Ten, a group of blacklisted film industry professionals who served time in prison for being in contempt of Congress during the McCarthy era red scare. is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Protestors opposing the jailing of the Hollywood Ten in 1950 (from the 1987 documentary Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist). ... A blacklist is a list or register of entities who, for one reason or another, are being denied a particular privilege, service, or mobility. ... Contempt of Congress is the act of obstructing the work of the United States Congress or one of its committees. ... McCarthyism, named after Joseph McCarthy, was a period of intense anticommunism, also (popularly) known as the (second) Red Scare, which occurred in the United States from 1948 to about 1956 (or later), when the government of the United States was actively engaged in suppression of the Communist Party USA, its... Some factual claims in this article need to be verified. ...

Edward Dmytryk in a 1940s publicity still

Although born in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada, Dmytryk grew up in San Francisco when his Ukrainian parents moved to the United States. At the age of 31, he became a naturalized citizen. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Grand Forks, population 4,054, is a town in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. ... “San Francisco” redirects here. ... Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ...


His best known films from the pre-McCarthy period of his career were Crossfire, for which he received a Best Director Oscar nomination, and Murder, My Sweet, the latter an adaptation of Raymond Chandler's Farewell My Lovely. Summoned to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), he refused to cooperate and was sent to jail. After spending several months behind bars, Dmytryk made the decision to testify again, and give the names of his fellow members in the American Communist Party as the HUAC had demanded. On April 25, 1951, Dmytryk appeared before HUAC for the second time, answering all questions. He spoke of his own Party past, a very brief membership in 1945, including the naming of twenty-six former members of left-wing groups. He explained how John Howard Lawson, Adrian Scott, Albert Maltz and others had pressured him to include communist propaganda in his films. His testimony damaged several court cases that others of the so-called "Hollywood 10" had filed. Crossfire is a 1947 film which dealt with the theme of anti-semitism, as did that years Academy Award for Best Picture winner, Gentlemans Agreement. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to directors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... Robert Mitchum and Charlotte Rampling on the cover of the 1975 Penguin film tie-in edition Farewell, My Lovely is a 1940 novel by Raymond Chandler, the second novel he wrote featuring Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe. ... Robert Mitchum and Charlotte Rampling on the cover of the 1975 Penguin film tie-in edition Farewell, My Lovely is a 1940 novel by Raymond Chandler, the second novel he wrote featuring Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe. ... The House Committee on Un-American Activities or HUAC (1945-1975) was an investigating committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) is one of several Marxist-Leninist groups in the United States. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... John Howard Lawson (September 25, 1894 - August 11, 1977) was an American writer. ... Adrian Scott ( February 6, 1912, Arlington, New Jersey, USA - December 25, 1973, Sherman Oaks, California) was the producer of the film noirs Murder, My Sweet (dir. ... Albert Maltz (October 28, 1908 – April 26, 1985) was an American author and screenwriter who was one of the Hollywood Ten who were blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses during the era of McCarthyism. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Soviet Propaganda Poster during the World War II. The text reads Red Army Fighter, SAVE US! Chinese propaganda poster from during the Cultural Revolution. ... Protestors opposing the jailing of the Hollywood Ten in 1950 (from the 1987 documentary Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist). ...


For a time, Dmytryk moved to England, and Stanley Kramer hired him to direct a trio of low-budget films before handing Dmytryk The Caine Mutiny. He made films for major studios Columbia, 20th Century Fox, MGM and Paramount Pictures, including, among others, Raintree County, The Left Hand of God, The Young Lions, a remake of the Marlene Dietrich classic The Blue Angel, and The Carpetbaggers. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen. See also Proposed English National Anthems. ... Stanley Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001) was a Jewish-American film director and producer. ... This is about the 1954 film. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... The Left Hand of God is a 1955 film drama made by 20th Century Fox. ... Marlene Dietrich IPA: ; (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German-born American actress, singer, and entertainer. ...


These films were made with expensive stars of the calibre of Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando, but apart from the memorable Western Warlock (1959), which he also produced, his work had lost much of the emotional urgency and psychological thrust represented by his early film noir Crossfire. Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American actor. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... Gene Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American Film and Stage actress. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... For other persons named Elizabeth Taylor, see Elizabeth Taylor (disambiguation). ... For the singer, see Betty Davis, for the meteorologist, see Betty Davis (meteorologist). ... Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 - July 23, 1966) was an American Academy Award-nominated actor known by the stage name of Montgomery Clift. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Warlock is a 1959 film, released by 20th Century-Fox, shot in color and CinemaScope. ...


After his film career tapered off in the 1970s, he entered academia and taught at the University of Texas at Austin, and at the University of Southern California. He wrote several books on the art of filmmaking and lectured at various colleges and theaters, such as the Orson Welles Cinema. Dmytryk died in 1999, aged 90. University of Texas redirects here. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Ad as it appeared in The Real Paper in June 1973 Orson Welles Cinema was a well-remembered movie theater which operated at 1001 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts from the late 1960s into the mid-1980s, often showcasing independent films, foreign films and revivals. ...


Selected filmography

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See also

The Hollywood Ten is a American 16mm short documentary in which each member of the Hollywood Ten made a short speech to denounce McCarthyism and the Hollywood Blacklisting. ...

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Edward Dmytryk - Biography - Moviefone (241 words)
A messenger boy at Paramount in the mid 1920s, Edward Dmytryk became an editor in the 1930s and began directing in 1935.
In 1948 Dmytryk became one of the "Hollywood Ten" when he was accused of having ties to the communist party and was sentenced to a year in prison for contempt of Congress.
Dmytryk went on to make several notable films in the 1950s, including the westerns Broken Lance (1954) with Spencer Tracy and Warlock (1959) with Henry Fonda, and the World War II drama The Young Lions (1958), starring Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift.
Lycos Movies - Biography - Edward Dmytryk (1133 words)
Dmytryk reteamed with Scott, Paxton and Powell for a second film that was almost as terrific, the hair-trigger thriller "Cornered" (1945), another study of deceptive surfaces and shifting loyalties, all filtered through a cynical sensibility and sharp visuals.
Dmytryk also made the study of a Holocaust survivor, "The Juggler" (1953), the first Hollywood film shot in Israel, and capped his association with Kramer via "The Caine Mutiny" (1954), a fine, popular study of a naval officer's mental disintegration and his crew's rebellion.
Dmytryk had re-established himself and would work for another 20 years, but his track record became much more erratic, his credits alternating between adventure sagas done in by their scripts ("The Mountain" 1956; "Shalako" 1968) and overblown melodramas based on fine and trashy novels alike.
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