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?
Though this movie was not a regular Woody Allen
production, as Allen only acts and does not perform any other roles, the picture was still executive produced by regular Allen agents and partners, Jack Rollins
and Charles H. Joffe
, and associate produced by regular Allen producer Robert Greenhut
. 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
A writer looks for trouble.
No, wrong. A lunatic looks for trouble.
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 The Simpsons: The Front
Come On Daisy
Music by Carrie Hoffman
Lyrics by Ira Gassman See more