Fellow Traveller

United Kingdom, 1989

Film
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A leading American screenwriter arrives in London in the mid-50’s to make a new life. Back in Hollywood, a famous movie star shoots himself. The link between these involves a girl and a history - that of the McCarthy witch hunts and the careers they destroyed. Asa Kaufman (Ron Silver) finds work writing a Robin Hood serial in the eccentric world of Britain’s new ITV, but he can’t escape the psychic and political pressures that drove him into exile. With Daniel J. Travanti.

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Credits

director

Philip Saville

producer

Michael Wearing

production company

BBC Film Unit

BFI

Home Box Office

Duration

01:37:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302535

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q10281050

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