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 film's director Martin Ritt
once said of working with actor Zero Mostel
whose character was based on Ritt's black-listed friend who suicided: "I think it had a special significance for all of us, and I include Woody in that, though obviously he [Woody Allen
] wasn't blacklisted. I had a good time working with Z [Zero]. He could be difficult. He didn't always get along perfectly with Woody. But they respected each other". 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
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
Performed by Zero Mostel See more