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Dalton TrumboBlacklisted Hollywood Radical$
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Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813146805

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.001.0001

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Exodus and the Credit Announcements

Exodus and the Credit Announcements

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(p.395) 19 Exodus and the Credit Announcements
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Dalton Trumbo
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Larry Ceplair

Christopher Trumbo

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0019

While working on the Spartacus script, Otto Preminger asked Trumbo to write the script for Exodus. Preminger publicly announced that Trumbo would receive screen credit. (The announcement that Trumbo would also receive screen credit for Spartacus came seven months later.) Thus, at the end of 1960, Trumbo’s name was on the screen twice, for two hugely successful films. This feat provoked a slow weakening of the blacklist, but blacklistees returned to work in a trickle, not a wave.

Keywords:   Dalton Trumbo, Otto Preminger, Exodus, Spartacus

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