“Above all, Langdon gives us one of the most penetrating and accessible analyses of political filmmaking in 1940s Hollywood I have read for a long, long time.”

Tony Shaw, The Journal of American History

“…Langdon has woven a story of intrigue and betrayal, political drama and personal tragedy…. Her analysis, a tour de force, reconstructs the artistic, business and political deliberations that went into the making of Crossfire…. Langdon’s study reveals the daily drama of duplicity and betrayal ultimately leading to the HUAC hearings in the fall of 1947.”                  

Andrew Feffer, History News Network


“Langdon’s work is not just another book about one of the Hollywood Ten. It is a thought-provoking and often thoughtful exploration of key American cultural issues at a very conflicted time.”

Daniel J. Leab, Film History

Anthologies and Journal Articles

“The Progressive Producer in the Studio System: Adrian Scott at RKO, 1944-1947.” In Un-American Hollywood: Politics and Film in the Blacklist Era. Frank Krutnick, et al., eds. NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007.

“Negotiating the Studio System: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Anti-Fascism in Cornered,” Film Studies: An International Review [special issue on the Hollywood Left]  7 (Winter 2005): 16-31.