Integrity and the people who have it are a rare commodity in the
world. Both exist and when we find them, we are honor-bound to make
them known. Marsha Hunt, who recently turned 92 is the proud possessor of a
high degree of integrity. Too often only mentioned as a name associated
with the shameful blacklisting period in Hollywood, Marsha Hunt's
contributions far exceed that experience.
"Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity" is a documentary by Zelda Can Dance
Productions presenting a full-length portrait of a determined young
actress whose commitment and actions in behalf of freedom placed her in
jeopardy of losing her livelihood. In a classic turnabout, she
turned the camera's attention away from herself and towards those less
celebrated, less publicized.
Out of the spotlight, Hunt became a tireless worker for the
United Nations and its
agencies, dedicating herself to world
hunger, cerebral palsy, and homelessness. She
turned attempts to stifle her career into creating a
better world for others. That is the story of "Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity"
told in archive footage and interviews with people from her school days at Horace Mann in New York, her
leading lady career for Paramount and M.G.M., U.N. coworkers and fellow
actors ncluding Eddie Mueller, director of her latest film,"The
Grand Inquistor," which celebrates her 75th
year as an actress.
"Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity" Emmy award winner
Roger C. Memos, Emmy nominee Richard Adkins and Joan Cohen, researcher for
numerous Emmy winning documentaries are the producers.