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.
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Did You Know?
Debut cinema movie of actress Andrea Marcovicci
who played script editor Florence Barrett. Marcovicci was Golden Globe nominated for her role in this film for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Female, but did not win. 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 I Am Woody
Young at Heart
Sung by Frank Sinatra
Music by Johnny Richards
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
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