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Film Gris

by John A. Riley
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Thom Andersen’s term for the brand of socially critical thrillers that were released in the late 1940s against the background of the Hollywood Ten trials and studio bosses promising to fire any “communists or subversives” found in their employ. Key directors are Jules Dassin (who made the brilliant Riffifi in France after being blacklisted) and John Huston.