R | | Drama
A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Bertolt Brecht appears as a spirit-like figure. Technically, Brecht was still alive in 1936, the year the film is set in.
Well, you can't climb down and you can't sit still. That's a storm that's gonna last until the final wind blows, and when the wind blows the cradle will rock
When Tommy Crickshaw and Hazel Huffman are discussing communism, the camera shot from behind Crickshaw shows his hand in a fist, cut to the next shot facing him, his hand is stretched out.
This film was edited on old fashioned machines.
$93,998 (USA) (12 December 1999)
$2,899,970 (USA) (23 April 2000)
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