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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What if there were a list? A list that said: Our finest actors weren't allowed to act. Our best writers weren't allowed to write. What would it be like if there were such a list. It would be like America in 1953.
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Did You Know?
Debut cinema movie of actress Andrea Marcovicci
, who played script editor Florence Barrett. Marcovicci was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Female, but did not win. See more
When Howard and Florence are walking down a NYC street c. 1953, a woman wearing 1970s fashions can be seen. See more
It's nice when something nice happens to someone nice. it doesn't happen too often.
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 Hollywood on Trial
Anything for a Laugh
Music by Carrie Hoffman
Lyrics by Ira Gassman
Performed by Zero Mostel See more