R | | Biography, Drama
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Edward 'Ed' Muhl:
Kirk. Hedda Hopper just told me the American Legion is going to boycott us unless you get rid of Trumbo.
Kirk Douglas: Ed, he's not done with the script. His name will never be on the thing. What's anybody boycotting?
Edward 'Ed' Muhl: Kirk... Just a second. Please. Please. Just ...
When Trumbo and Otto Preminger talk over the phone on the day where Preminger announces Trumbo by name as the screen writer of Exodus, there is a ceramic teapot on the breakfast table. This teapot's design was part of a Hallmark special edition series by Dutch artist Marjolein Bastin and came out in 1996, some forty years after the scene took place.
As the credit scroll begins, photos of the real Dalton Trumbo, his family and other people portrayed in the film are shown. These are followed by historical footage of Trumbo giving an interview (from the same one where he acknowledges that he is 'Robert Rich').
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