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?
According to director Martin Ritt
, who said of the McCarthy-era black-listing: "They [the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)] wanted me to turn my friends in. A rat does that, and has to live with it the rest of his life". In 'Picking Up the Tab: The Life and Movies of Martin Ritt' by Carlton Jackson, Ritt said of Elia Kazan
's disclosure: "Oh, Kazan and I still talked, but it was never the same. His behavior didn't help our relationship". See more
When Howard and Florence are walking down a NYC street, a woman wearing 70s fashions can be seen. See more
Fellas... I don't recognize the right of this committee to ask me these kind of questions. And furthermore, you can all go fuck yourselves.
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 Never So Deep
Come On Daisy
Music by Carrie Hoffman
Lyrics by Ira Gassman See more