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?
The meaning and relevance of this film's "The Front" title is that it referred to the practice during the period of the McCarthy era black-lists where banned writers went ghost-writing under pseudonyms and used other people's names for credits and billing whereby the other parties acted as a "front" for them. 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
A writer looks for trouble.
No, wrong. A lunatic looks for trouble.
During the credits the people involved with the movie who were blacklisted are listed along with the year they were blacklisted. See more
Young at Heart
Sung by Frank Sinatra
Music by Johnny Richards
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh See more