Un-American activities enquiry in Hollywood.
Washington D.C., United States of America (USA).
Various shots of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in the audience in crowded courtroom, listening to the testimony during enquiry of un-American activities of Hollywood personalities. MS. Bogart, Bacall and June Haver spotlighted in the audience.
MS. Chairman of the Investigative Committee, Senator J. Parnell Thomas, takes the oath. Senator Thomas and other members of the Committee listening. Various shots of the Senator Thomas arguing and using his hammer.
Screen writer John Howard Lawson, one of the accused, chatting to pressmen. MS. Lawson leaving the court. CU. Lawson smiling outside the court. Large group of writers and other film workers supporting the amendment, including Lawson, Louis Millistour and Dalton Tumba.
CU. Bogart and Bacall with the dome of Capitol in the background. Several shots of a group of stars with the Capitol building in background. Group including Richard Conti, June Haver, Bogart, Bacall, Evelyn Keyes, Danny Kaye, Paul Henried and many more.
CU. Stars arriving to court, Bogart and Bacall leading, followed by June Haver, Evelyn Keyes, Paul Henried, Richard Conti and others.
General view of crowded courtroom. Screen writer John Howard Lawson is taken away by the police after refusing to answer the question 'are you a member of the communist party?' Photographers run to take pictures. More shots of the courtroom.
MS. Bacall and Bogart getting into car. CU. Bogart and Bacall posing. More shots of a large group of actors and film workers in front of Capitol.
Natural sound only - poor quality. Date found in the old record 03/11/1947.