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 movie was made and released about fifteen years before Irwin Winkler
's Guilty by Suspicion
(1991) starring Robert De Niro
which covered the same subject matter of the McCarthy era, blacklisting, and the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). 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
[Parting words to Howard
Take care of yourself. The water is full of sharks.
During the credits the people involved with the movie who were blacklisted are listed along with the year they were blacklisted. See more
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Come On Daisy
Music by Carrie Hoffman
Lyrics by Ira Gassman See more