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 film opens with a selection of black-and-white film clips from the early 1950s. These include, according to the "McCarthyism and the Movies" website, "Senator Joe B. McCarthy
's wedding, bombing raids on Korea and a family entering a backyard air raid shelter". See more
Investigator Hennessey, as his name is spelled in the credits, is shown sitting at his desk on which there is a nameplate which reads Francis K. Hennessy. See more
Swimming's not a sport, swimming's what you do so that you shouldn't drown.
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!
Written by Harry Dacre
[played during Old Gold commercial] See more