High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic
Less known is the story of its writer, Carl Foreman, who saw High Noon as a parable about industry blacklisting. A former Communist Party member, he was called while writing the screenplay to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
In a discussion of his new book, former Washington Post reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Glenn Frankel uses clips from the film in examining its making and explains how Foreman’s concept evolved from first draft to final script. The presentation is preceded by a screening of High Noon at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20, at the Plaza Branch.