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 film opens with a selection of black-and-white film clips from the early 1950s. These include, according to the "McCarthyism and the Movies" website, "Senator Joe B. McCarthy
's wedding, bombing raids on Korea and a family entering a backyard air raid shelter". See more
When Howard and Florence are walking down a NYC street, a woman wearing 70s fashions can be seen. See more
That's the trouble with you leftos. You have this thing about money.
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 Rewind This!
Anything for a Laugh
Sung by Zero Mostel
Music by Carrie Hoffman
Lyrics by Ira Gassman See more