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. “The Judas pain”

. “The Judas pain”

Chapter:
(p.561) 19. “The Judas pain”
Source:
Frank Capra
Author(s):
McBride Joseph
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.003.0019

This chapter recounts how Capra turned his back on his colleagues and joined the ranks of witch-hunters seeking to purge Hollywood of “subversive” influences. It describes Capra’s involvement in the controversy over the Screen Directors Guild loyalty oath for members, the climax of three years of turmoil within the guild over the blacklist issue.

Keywords:   Frank Capra, Hollywood, communism, Screen Directors Guild, loyalty, blacklist

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