REPORTER: Mr. President,
Mr. President, Mr. President!
It's a very
controversial film.
What did you think?
Oh, I think
it's a fine picture,
and I think
it's going to be a big hit.
NEWSCASTER: The implication of
Kennedy's approval of
this film are wide ranging.
The novel was written
by a former communist.
The screenplay was adapted
by a former communist.
And this signifies the
blacklist may be over,
as Kirk Douglas
and Otto Preminger
have openly hired
and credited blacklisted writers.
This is a clear repudiation of a
decade-long fight by anti-communists...