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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Some movie posters for this film featured a long text preamble that read: "What if there were a list? A list that said: Our finest actors weren't allowed to act. Our best writers weren't allowed to write. Our funniest comedians weren't allowed to make us laugh. What would it be like if there were such a list? It would be like America in 1953." 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
[after gulping a glass of scotch
You know, I never learned how to sip a drink. When I was very little, every evening before supper my father would pour a shot glass full of whiskey, mumble a prayer,
[He emulates his father by mumbling in Yiddish
and down it went! I thought that was the way you drank.
During the credits the people involved with the movie who were blacklisted are listed along with the year they were blacklisted. See more
Written by Harry Dacre
Played during Old Gold commercial See more