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Frank CapraThe Catastrophe of Success$
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Joseph McBride

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604738384

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.001.0001

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. “The Judas pain”

. “The Judas pain”

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Frank Capra

McBride Joseph

University Press of Mississippi

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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