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Guilty by Suspicion

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Original title
Guilty by Suspicion
Year
Running time
105 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Irwin Winkler
Music
James Newton Howard
Cinematography
Michael Ballhaus
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre
Drama | 1950s. Politics. Film In Film
Synopsis / Plot
David Merrill (Robert De Niro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood director, returns from filming abroad in France to find that his loyalty has been called into question by the House Committee on Un-American Activities and he is unable to work until cleared. Before being called, his highest priority had been his work to the extent of leaving his wife (Annette Bening) and son (Luke Edwards) alone for months at a time. He initially refuses to implicate others or himself in a private meeting with Roy Cohn and a studio lawyer. This decision initially to stick to his principles first leaves him unable to work in his profession, even with films and producers he never would have worked with before. Harassment by the FBI leaves him unable to work on Broadway, with advertising agencies, or even in a small film repair shop. Finally, having fallen so far, and tempted with a new offer to direct a film from his old studio (if he testifies)...
Awards
1991: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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