Good Night, and Good Luck

 Produced by Section Eight Ltd., distributed by Warner Bros., released Oct. 7, 2005, budget of $7.5million, black and white 35mm negative, 1.85:1 screen ratio, digital sound, 120 mins.

David Strathairn as Murrow
George Clooney as Fred Friendly




"Good Night, And Good Luck." takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental. -- Synopsis from Warner Bros. official site.


revised 9/1/05 by Steven Schoenherr at the University of San Diego | Filmnotes