50 Years of Action!


60m 1986

Brief Synopsis

The history of the Directors Guild of America is recounted. Begun in the years when people in the United States were fighting for unions, the guild was initially not recognized by the movie studios. The organization was started by twelve men and evolved fairly peacefully until 1950 when president Jo

Film Details

Release Date
1986

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

The history of the Directors Guild of America is recounted. Begun in the years when people in the United States were fighting for unions, the guild was initially not recognized by the movie studios. The organization was started by twelve men and evolved fairly peacefully until 1950 when president Joseph L Mankiewicz was branded a Commnuist and almost unseated Cecil B. DeMille. The history of the guild goes on from there, up to the formation of a Bill of Rights which was being developed during the filming of the documentary.

Film Details

Release Date
1986

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1986

Released in United States February 1988

Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 1988.

Film was produced to mark the 50th anniversary of the Directors Guild of America.

Released in United States February 1988 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 1988.)

Released in United States 1986