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Aram Goudsouzian

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828434

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian

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Message Movies (1949–1952)

Message Movies (1949–1952)

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(p.63) Chapter 4 Message Movies (1949–1952)
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Sidney Poitier
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Aram Goudsouzian

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian.8

This chapter details events in Sidney Poitier's life from 1949–1952. These include the House Un-American Activities Committee's (HUAC) investigation of Communism in the film industry in October 1947; the rise of the message movie; and Sidney's roles in the films No Way Out and Cry, the Beloved Country and his first-hand experiences of apartheid in South Africa.

Keywords:   HUAC, Communism, film industry

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