Guilty By Suspicion 06/19/18
Movies about the blacklist aren’t common, probably because as Robert Vaughn wrote, the period produced no happy stories, ‘Only Victims.’ Few of us would like to be publicly branded an Enemy of the People, but doing so seems to be America’s number one spectator sport. Robert de Niro, Annette Bening and George Wendt give a bite of immediacy to the way the blacklist upset careers and blighted lives. Trying to keep the names and dates straight is daunting: De Niro is supposed to be John Berry and Martin Scorsese’s character is meant to be Joseph Losey, and Darryl Zanuck is named by name. But some events and relationships have been changed to protect the . . . to protect who? On DVD from The Warner Archive Collection.