Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Adrian Scott

Adrian Scott was the producer of the film noirs Murder, My Sweet (1944), Cornered (1945), and Crossfire (1947), all of which were directed by Edward Dmytryk. Crossfire was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

In October 1947, Scott was called to testify during the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) hearings on Hollywood but - as did nine others - refused to testify and was sentenced to jail. Edward Dmytryk, another of these Hollywood Ten, later, in 1951 testified before the HUAC that Scott pressured him to put communist propaganda in his films.

Here is a clip from Crossfire:

1972 The Great Man's Whiskers (TV movie) (play)
1960 Conspiracy of Hearts (story / front Dale Pitt)
1955 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV series)
1946 Miss Susie Slagle's (adaptation)
1943 Mr. Lucky (screenplay)
1941 We Go Fast (screenplay)
1940 Keeping Company (screenplay)

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