(Joseph H. Lewis, US 1958, 80 min., 35mm)
A man walks down the main street of a western town carrying a harpoon. He is opposed by a man in black with a metal hand and two six-guns strapped to his hips. This is how Terror in a Texas Town begins. George Hansen (Sterling Hayden) arrives in Prairie City only to find that the father he hasn’t seen in nineteen years has been murdered. When he discovers that a scheme is in place to drive the farmers off their land, George decides to stand up for the memory of his father. Dalton Trumbo rewrote the script in four days when the producers showed dissatisfaction with the script that the blacklisted Mitchell Lindemann and John Howard Lawson (whom Trumbo had recommended for the job) turned in.
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Dalton Trumbo: Breaking the Blacklist Dalton Trumbo rewrote the script in four days when the producers showed dissatisfaction with the script that the blacklisted Mitchell Lindemann and John Howard Lawson (whom Trumbo had recommended for the job) turned in.
Dalton Trumbo: Breaking the Blacklist In 1957, independent producer Eddie Lewis brought the novel Spartacus—self-published by Howard Fast and created as an allegory for the Red Scare—to the attention of Kirk Douglas and his Bryna Productions company. Fast was given the opportunity to adapt his novel for the film. Dissatisfied with Fast’s version, Douglas brought on Dalton Trumbo to rewrite it, with the possibility of receiving film credit under his own name, effectively ending his blacklisting.
Dalton Trumbo: Breaking the Blacklist Paul Newman stars as Ari Ben Canaan, an agent of Haganah in Mandate Palestine. Ari guides a ship full of Jewish refugees to Palestine on the eve of the United Nations vote in 1947, despite British blockades. On the ship, he meets and falls in love with Kitty Fremont (Eva Marie Saint), a widowed American nurse rudderless in the wake of World War II.