A friend of mine worked with Richard Brooks on Lord Jim - made in the UK - and it was said, at the time, that Richard had, quite unjustifiably been caught up in the McCarthy purges, by being accused of being a communist - which he wasn't. During the making of Lord Jim Richard declared he had move to live permanently in the UK and would never want to return to the US. Obviously he later changed his mind. My friend tells me he was a kind, considerate and gentle man with a great intellect and was one of a very few my friend would have liked to have worked with again. Sadly he never did, but remembers Richard to this day.