The Hollywood Ten

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The Hollywood Ten
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Directed byJohn Berry
Written byJohn Berry
Produced byJohn Berry
Narrated byColin Chandler
Distributed byThe Criterion Collection
Release date
  • January 15, 1950 (1950-01-15) (United States)
Running time
15 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Hollywood Ten is a 1950 American 16mm short documentary film. In the film, each member of the Hollywood Ten made a short speech denouncing McCarthyism and the Hollywood blacklisting.

The film was directed by John Berry. After being named a communist by fellow director and former party member Edward Dmytryk,[1] one of the Hollywood Ten, and by ex-Communist Party member Frank Tuttle,[2] Berry was unable to find work again in Hollywood after 1951, and left for France.[3]

The documentary is available on the DVD releases of Spartacus[4] and Salt of the Earth.



The Hollywood Ten was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as a part of the "Carte Blanche" series.[5]


  1. ^ Oliver, Myrna (December 1, 1999). "John Berry; Blacklisted Film Director Relocated Overseas". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  2. ^ McBride, Joseph (1992). Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success. New York: Simon & Schuster. pp. 597. ISBN 0-671-73494-6.
  3. ^ The Hollywood Ten on the Ironweed web site. Archived April 25, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ The Criterion Collection. Spartacus (1960). Accessed: June 28, 2013.
  5. ^ McCarthy, Todd (1993-11-04). "Berry career inevitably comes back to the blacklist". Variety. Retrieved 2015-02-15.

Further reading[edit]

  • Caballero, Raymond. McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2019.

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