|Guilty by Suspicion|
Promotional movie poster for the film
|Directed by||Irwin Winkler|
|Produced by||Arnon Milchan|
|Written by||Irwin Winkler|
|Music by||James Newton Howard|
|Edited by||Priscilla Nedd-Friendly|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Box office||$9.48 million|
Guilty by Suspicion is a 1991 American drama film about the Hollywood blacklist, McCarthyism, and the activities of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Written and directed by Irwin Winkler, it starred Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, and George Wendt.
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David Merrill (De Niro), a director in 1950s Hollywood, returns from abroad to find that a rising tide of McCarthyism and the Red Scare has led to his not being allowed to work in films. He will only be allowed to direct once he implicates colleagues as Communist agents. He must decide whether to turn informant, or to stick to principle at the cost of his life's work.
The film opened to good reviews and earned praise for Robert De Niro's performance. Roger Ebert gave the film three-and-a-half out of four stars and wrote that the film "teaches a lesson we are always in danger of forgetting: that the greatest service we can do our country is to be true to our conscience."
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