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?
According to the "Every Woody Allen Movie" website, the later 2009 Woody Allen
film Whatever Works
(2009) was originally conceived and started being written around the time of this picture and was originally designed as being a vehicle for Zero Mostel
, Allen's co-star in The Front
(1976). 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
I - I still don't see why we can't fix it. You know what I me...? Pay somebody off 'cau - 'cause how much cou-could it cost, you know, 'cause they're just Congressmen?
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 At the Movies: Episode #10.1
Anything for a Laugh
Sung by Zero Mostel
Music by Carrie Hoffman
Lyrics by Ira Gassman See more