Un-American activities enquiry of Hollywood personalities in Washington.
Washington D.C., United States of America (USA).
CU. Senator Parnell Thomas, Chairman of the Investigative Committee for un-American activities, citing screen writer John Howard Lawson for contempt of congress. Crowded courtroom.
MS. John Howard Lawson takes the oath before his cross examination. Various shots of Lawson and Thomas indulging in heated cross talk. Thomas frequently uses his hammer to shut Lawson up. Lawson makes daring remark accusing the committee for using fascist investigative methods.
Natural sound only - poor quality. Date found in the old record 03/11/1947.