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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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Johnny Got His Gun—The Movie

Johnny Got His Gun—The Movie

Distribution and Exhibition

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(p.517) 25Johnny Got His Gun—The Movie
Source:
Dalton Trumbo
Author(s):

Larry Ceplair

Christopher Trumbo

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0025

The investors wanted a major studio to distribute the movie, hoping for a larger advance; Trumbo insisted on an independent distributor that would have the patience to stick with the movie while it attracted an audience. They fought constantly, but Trumbo eventually prevailed. Although the movie received many good reviews and won several film festival awards, it did not attract a large audience, and Trumbo suffered a major financial loss.

Keywords:   Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun, Bruce Campbell, Cannes Film Festival, Cinemation, Ben Margolis, Harry Margolis

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