Producer Irwin Winkler's directorial debut is a well-intentioned history lesson that may play like a clear-eyed relevation for the last person in the world not yet aware of the period of the Hollywood blacklist. For everyone else, GUILTY BY SUSPICION is a mediocre, pointless
non-examination of a paranoid, hysterical historical tragedy.
1951. After a two-month trip to Paris, hotshot film director David Merrill (Robert De Niro) arrives in Los Angeles prepared to begin work on a new film for studio boss Darryl Zanuck (Ben Piazza). But during his absence, the House Committee on Un-American Activities has been conducting hearings
into communist influence in Hollywo...