John Berry Overview:

Director, John Berry, was born Jak Szold on Sep 6, 1917 in New York City, NY. Berry died at the age of 82 on Nov 29, 1999 in Paris, France .



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He Ran All the Way (, 1951)

By Judy on Mar 3, 2013 From Movie Classics

This is my contribution to the John Garfield centenary blogathon being organised by Patti at They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To. Please do visit and take a look at the other postings. John Garfield’s last film is one of his greatest – yet it tends to be known more for the ... Read full article

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Ex-father-in-law of Jean Seberg.

Was named as a member of the Communist Party by Hollywood 10 member Edward Dmytryk in Dmytryk's 1951 testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, when the blacklisted director "named names" to revive his Hollywood career and effect a return from exile in Europe. After Dymytrk's testimony, the formerly disgraced director, who had served a prison term for defying HUAC in 1947, was allowed to resume his Hollywood career and direct movies in America, but Berry was blacklisted and went into exile in France. Ironically, Berry had directed the documentary The Hollywood Ten (1950).

Father-in-law of Anna Karina.

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