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The Front (1976) stars Woody Allen in his first dramatic role as Howard Prince, a nebbishy cashier/part-time bookie who, during the McCarthy-era communist witch-hunt, does a favor for an old school friend, a blacklisted TV writer (Michael Murphy). As his pal’s “front”—representing the scribe’s work as his own and collecting ten percent of the profits—the apolitical schlemiel is soon enjoying not just the money but the perks, including the love of a sophisticated young producer (Andrea Marcovicci). But in an atmosphere of fear, nobody’s above suspicion, and Howard’s growing friendship with another unfairly accused blacklistee (Zero Mostel) brings down the wrath of HUAC—and a confrontation with his own burgeoning conscience.
Starring: Zero Mostel, Andrea Marcovicci, Herschel Bernardi, Joshua Shelley, Woody Allen, Michael Murphy
Directed By: Martin Ritt
Written By: Walter Bernstein
Score By: Dave Grusin
Video: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1 / Color
Audio: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
Subtitles: English SDH
Theatrical Release: 1976
Runtime: 95 Minutes
Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Actress Andrea Marcovicci, and Film Historians Julie Kirgo & Nick Redman / Original Theatrical Trailer
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units