The Front

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Martin Ritt
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
75%
PG
Year:
1976
95 min
95 Views


Instead, you're a bum.

How much this time?

Uh... $600.

You said on the phone 400.

Yeah, I know.

Four gets me even,

then I'm blank.

I'm keeping strict accounts.

You said four, you get four.

Enough is enough.

I'm at the end

of my rope, Howard.

I got a business.

You know what it costs now

to feed one lousy mink?

You know what

a cutter gets today?

Yeah, thanks,

thanks for-

If you were realizing

your potential,

I'd say, "Fine,

that's an investment."

I'm working on it, Myer.

At that cockamamie job you got?

You call that a job?

With a head like yours?

I think you're going

to be surprised.

I'm serious.

The well is running dry.

Sink or swim.

$500.

The winner, number three,

Mr. Turf,

ridden by William Boland.

3-60 and 2-90.

The place horse,

number six, Stepchild.

The show horse, number 10,

Easy Whirl.

...Belmont Park

are a service of WTRM.

Each race...

Loews Sheraton.

Well, who wants him?

Who? Florence Barrett?

What do you look like?

Oh, yeah.

Yeah. This is-That's right.

This is Howard Prince,

the writer.

No kidding. Did you?

Yeah, you liked it?

Sure. No, I can meet-

When-afternoons are fine.

You know, I use the evenings

to write

because there's less noise.

Okay, great.

Tuesday's perfect.

Right. Ciao.

Yes, Old Gold,

the cigarette

with nearly 200 years

of tobacco know-how.

Uh, Florence Barrett?

The one with the hair.

I won't tell him, Phil.

You're the producer.

Do your own dirty work.

All Hecky has to do

is go talk to the man.

Why should he?

Who is this creep anyway?

Just because he worked

for the FBI?

Where does he come off

clearing anyone?

Where does anyone come off?

It's for Hecky's own good.

What's good about it?

I'm against the whole rotten-

I'm against it too.

Then do something.

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Walter Bernstein

Walter Bernstein (born August 20, 1919) is an American screenwriter and film producer who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s. more…

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