The Front

  • 1976
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Comedy, Drama

Murphy is a blacklisted writer in the 1950s, and for a fee cashier Allen agrees to "front" for him by posing as the author of Murphy's scripts and selling them to television producers. The plan works, and Allen begins fronting for a stable of blacklisted writers, selling many scripts to Bernardi, producer of an anthology TV show starring Mostel. Soon Mostel...read more

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(Movie Clip) First Class Script
His first visit to the TV studio, Howard (Woody Allen), posing as a writer in place of his blacklisted friend, meets Florence (Andrea Marcovicci), Sus (more…)
(Movie Clip) Communist Sympathizer
TV writer Miller (Michael Murphy) explaining how he's been blacklisted to friend Howard (Woody Allen), a cashier and small-time bookie, early in The F (more…)
(Movie Clip) Make It A Firing Squad
Howard (Woody Allen) enjoying the fruits of his work fronting for blacklisted writers, has a meeting with Delaney (Lloyd Gough) foiled, then arrives a (more…)

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  • Released: 1976
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Murphy is a blacklisted writer in the 1950s, and for a fee cashier Allen agrees to "front" for him by posing as the author of Murphy's scripts and selling them to television producers. The plan works, and Allen begins fronting for a stable of blacklisted w… (more)

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