In the early 1950s Howard Prince, who works in a restaurant, helps out a black-listed writer friend by selling a TV station a script under his own name. The money is useful in paying off gambling debts, so he takes on three more such clients. Howard is politically pretty innocent, but involvement with Florence - who quits TV in disgust over things - and friendship with the show's ex-star - now himself blacklisted - make him start to think about what is really going on. Written by
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America's Most Unlikely Hero.
Did You Know?
Some movie posters for this film featured a long text preamble that read: "What if there were a list? A list that said: Our finest actors weren't allowed to act. Our best writers weren't allowed to write. Our funniest comedians weren't allowed to make us laugh. What would it be like if there were such a list? It would be like America in 1953." See more
When Howard and Florence kiss in the park , the Bi-Level George Washington Bridge can be seen in the background. In 1952 when this movie takes place, the bridge only had 1 level. See more
This friend of yours, Alfred Miller...
We went to school together.
And you had no idea that he was a Communist?
He was only 12.
During the credits the people involved with the movie who were blacklisted are listed along with the year they were blacklisted. See more
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Come On Daisy
Music by Carrie Hoffman
Lyrics by Ira Gassman See more