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.
Did You Know?
The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was abolished in 1975. This dramatic picture was made and first released in 1976, as was also Hollywood on Trial
(1976), a documentary made about the McCarthy-era black-listing. 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
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
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Come On Daisy
Music by Carrie Hoffman
Lyrics by Ira Gassman See more