INTERVIEWS

Nick Beck

Nick Beck

Film historian, author & archivist of Budd Schulberg's work.

Walter Bernstein

Walter Bernstein

The blacklisted screenwriter felt Schulberg was morally wrong for "naming names."

Richard Collins

Richard Collins

Communist Party member who formally "expelled" Schulberg from the Party and later identified him to HUAC.

Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis

Renowned actor and old friend of Schulberg’s reminisces about the old days in New York City when he was Bernard Schwartz.

Diego Corrales

Diego Corrales

Boxing champion spends time with Schulberg, close friend and mentor, as he prepares to defend his title.

Joe Goossen

Joe Goossen

Los Angeles boxing trainer who welcomes Schulberg to his gym and develops great friendship with one of his heroes.

Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents

Former Communist Party member and blacklisted writer who was the fiercest critics of Schulberg's decision to testify before HUAC.

Spike Lee

Spike Lee

Lee counts Schulberg as one of his heroes and "On the Waterfront" as the inspiration behind his filmmaking career.

Victor Navasky

Victor Navasky

His book, Naming Names, is considered a definitive take on the Hollywood blacklist. He discusses both sides of the HUAC debate.

Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal

Lead actress in "A Face in the Crowd" and lifelong friend.

Sonya Schulberg O'Sullivan

Sonya Schulberg O'Sullivan

Budd's younger sister and former Party member herself who recollects on HUAC and her brother's position.

Joe Pantoliano

Joe Pantoliano

Hoboken-born actor who talks about the impact of "On the Waterfront" on him and his hometown.

Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer

Discusses his acting role in Schulberg's unheralded"Wind Across the Everglades" and their lifelong friendship.

Charles Randolph-Wright

Charles Randolph-Wright

Collaborator and friend speaks of Schulberg's genius as a writer and social activist.

Eva Marie Saint

Eva Marie Saint

Recollects on how winning the Oscar for her role in "On the Waterfront" and playing opposite Brando helped make her career.

Richard Schickel

Richard Schickel

The author and historian talks about Schulberg's contribution to literature and film, as well as his controversial political background.

Betsy Langman Schulberg

Betsy Langman Schulberg

Budd's wife talks about the impact of her husband's decision to testify at HUAC and why he has to answer his critics.

Jerry Stahl

Jerry Stahl

Writer who teamed with Ben Stiller to write script of "What Makes Sammy Run?" reflects on Schulberg’s HUAC dilemma and the flaws that made him so human.

Bert Sugar

Bert Sugar

Famed boxing historian talks about his old friend's lasting impact and the breadth of his work.

Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller

Speaks about the epic nature of Schulberg's life and career and the experience of collaborating with him on "What Makes Sammy Run?”

 

The Harder They Fall

Poster for the 1956 release of The Harder The Fall,
based on the novel by Budd Schulberg