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
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
America's Most Unlikely Hero.
Did You Know?
The character of Hecky Brown portrayed by Zero Mostel
was loosely based on real-life actor Philip Loeb
who was a real-life personal friend of Mostel who had been black-listed and later committed suicide. See more
An establishing shot up the Bowery to the Peter Cooper statue (before the script exchange) doesn't include the El tracks, which would have still been present until the Third Avenue El made its last run in May 1955. See more
[Parting words to Howard
Take care of yourself. The water is full of sharks.
During the credits the people involved with the movie who were blacklisted are listed along with the year they were blacklisted. See more
Referenced in Rewind This!
Young at Heart
Sung by Frank Sinatra
Music by Johnny Richards
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh See more