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 <email@example.com>
America's Most Unlikely Hero.
Did You Know?
once said of this film: "From the beginning I had enormous reservations about doing a film which I had not written and over which I would have no directorial control" and "The reason I did The Front
(1976) was that the subject was worthwhile. Martin Ritt
and Walter Bernstein' lived through the blacklist and survived it with dignity, so I didn't mind deferring to their judgment". 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
It's nice when something nice happens to someone nice. it doesn't happen too often.
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