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.
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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
The second taxi cab shown prominently is a mid-1970's Checker A12, as evidenced by the side reflectors and the large bumpers. The correct Checker for 1953 would be the model A6, which resembled late 1940's GM products. See more
[after gulping a glass of scotch
You know, I never learned how to sip a drink. When I was very little, every evening before supper my father would pour a shot glass full of whiskey, mumble a prayer,
[He emulates his father by mumbling in Yiddish
and down it went! I thought that was the way you drank.
During the credits the people involved with the movie who were blacklisted are listed along with the year they were blacklisted. See more
Featured in The Making of 'The Front'
Come On Daisy
Music by Carrie Hoffman
Lyrics by Ira Gassman
Performed by Zero Mostel See more