Bryan Cranston played as Dalton Trumbo is an author whose talent ranks him together with the elite of Hollywood. His effective Communist Party member in the US illustrates the dislike of loyally anti-Soviet amusement-industry figures like columnist Helen Mirren played as Hedda Hopper and the actor David James Elliott played as John Wayne.
Trumbo is one of the 10 writers subpoenaed to confirm before the Committee on House Un-American Activities (HUAC) about the alleged propaganda of Communist in Hollywood movies. They reject to directly respond to questions, certain that a liberal majority of the Supreme Court will turn over the confidence for the dislike of Congress. Edward Robinson played as Michael Stuhlbarg is Trumbo's friend, who holds up the cause, advertise the Portrait of Père Tanguy to put up money for the legal defense support. The unexpected bereavement of Justice Wiley Rutledge damages Trumbo's set up to the plea to their Supreme Court. In 1950, at Texarkana prison, Trumbo serves about 11 months here, where he bumps with J. Parnell Thomas, the former HUAC chairman, who was condemned of tax evasion.
Eventually, industry disbelief of Trumbo's ghostwriting widens, but he is wary not to prove it. In 1960, Dean O'Gorman played as actor Kirk Douglas employed him to write the screenplay for the epic movie Spartacus, and Christian Berkel played as director Otto Preminger recruits him to write Exodus for him; both publicly recognize Trumbo as the writer despite Hopper's pointless efforts to threaten Douglas into declining Trumbo. In 1960, the efficiency of the Blacklist has been boosted to the point where the newly elected President of US, John F. Kennedy publicly approved Trumbo and Spartacus and others are able to start transforming their careers. 10 years after, finally taking his owed accolades from Hollywood, Trumbo talks regarding how the Blacklist offended them all: those who became firm by their values and lost their jobs, and also those who cooperates their philosophy to keep them.