Trumbo
The Blacklisted Screenwriter's Fascinating Life Story

Trumbo - The Blacklisted Screenwriter's Fascinating Life Story
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PJ

Excellent doc and timely reminder (given the current White House resident) that Ben Franklin was right...Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.". THAT I can tell you...100 percent. Bigly.

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