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Carl Foreman was a writer from the 1940s to the 1980s. He rose to prominence when he wrote the script for Cyrano de Bergerac in 1950. In 1951, he was working on High Noon as screenwriter and associate producer, and he was called before the HUAC, where he admitted to being a member of the Communist party in his youth, but he refused to "name names", and he was blacklisted. He had completed the screenplay for High Noon (which many see as an allegory about the isolation of those who refused to name names), but Stanley Kramer forced him to sell his share of the production company (Kramer later claimed that Foreman was threatening to name him as a former Communist, while Foreman claimed that Kramer was scared that the movie would be ruined if Foreman remained part owner). Foreman moved to Europe, where he had great success on movies such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (which won him an Oscar) and The Guns of Navarone. He returned to the U.S. shortly before his death in 1984. He was 69.
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