The Front (1975)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 34mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jack Davidson Actor Congressman 1 1000039
Michael B Miller Actor FBI Man 1 1000038
Donald Symington Actor Congressman 1 1000040
Pat McNamara Actor Federal Marshal 1 1000041
Lester Persky Producer n/a 3 3000001
Martin Ritt Director n/a 2 2000001
Joe Jamrog Actor FBI Man 1 1000037
Sam McMurray Actor Young Man Attending Party 1 1000036
Andrew Bernstein Actor Alfred's Child 1 1000032
Joan Porter Actor Stage Hand 1 1000031
Jacob Bernstein Actor Alfred's Child 1 1000033
Matthew Tobin Actor Man Attending Party 1 1000034
Marilyn Persky Actor Date 1 1000035
Martin Ritt Producer n/a 3 3000002
Charles H Joffe Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Charlie Bailey Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Dave Grusin Music n/a 120781 8000001
James G Stewart Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Tom Beckert Sound n/a 120816 14000002
James Sabat Sound n/a 120816 14000004
Walter Goss Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Sidney Levin Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael Chapman Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Robert Greenhut Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Jack Rollins Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Walter Bernstein Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Peter Scoppa Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Ralph Singleton Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Renee Paris Actor Girl in Hotel Lobby 1 1000030
John J Slater Actor Television Director 1 1000029
Joshua Shelley Actor Sam 1 1000010
David Margulies Actor Phelps 1 1000009
Norman Rose Actor Howard's Attorney 1 1000011
Charles Kimbrough Actor Committee Counselor 1 1000012
Danny Aiello Actor Danny La Gattuta 1 1000014
M Josef Somer Actor Committee Chairman 1 1000013
Lloyd Gough Actor Delaney 1 1000008
Marvin Lichterman Actor Myer Prince 1 1000007
Herschel Bernardi Actor Phil Sussman 1 1000003
Zero Mostel Actor Hecky Brown 1 1000002
Michael Murphy Actor Alfred Miller 1 1000004
Andrea Marcovicci Actor Florence Barrett 1 1000005
Remak Ramsay Actor Hennessey 1 1000006
Georgann Johnson Actor TV Interviewee 1 1000015
Scott McKay Actor Hampton 1 1000016
Albert M Ottenheimer Actor School Principal 1 1000025
Burt Britton Actor Bookseller 1 1000024
William Bogert Actor Parks 1 1000026
Joey Faye Actor Waiter 1 1000027
Marilyn Sokol Actor Sandy 1 1000028
Rudolph Willrich Actor Tailman 1 1000023
MacIntyre Dixon Actor Harry Stone 1 1000022
J I Klein Actor Bank Teller 1 1000018
David Clarke Actor Hubert Jackson 1 1000017
John Eric Bentley Actor Bartender 1 1000019
Julie Garfield Actor Margo 1 1000020
Murray Mosten Actor Boss 1 1000021
Woody Allen Actor Howard Prince 1 1000001
During the McCarthy era of the 1950s, Howard Prince is working as a cashier in a bar and struggling to supplement his income by with a side job as a bookie. His old friend Alfred Miller is a successful television writer whose leftist political views have caused him to be blacklisted and he cannot work. Alfred asks Howard to be his "front," to put his name on Alfred's scripts and sell them, for which he will receive part of the payment. Howard's "writing" is a hit, and before long he is fronting for several blacklisted writers. Now Howard is enjoying a healthy income and the reputation of TV's newest success. But a comic named Hecky Brown, who had a brief interest in socialism at one time, has been told that if he wants to continue as the host of his weekly television show he will have to name names, and he begins to look at Howard with some suspicion.