With Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Michael Murphy, Andrea Marcovicci, Danny Aiello, Herschel Bernardi, Remak Ramsay, Lloyd Gough, Charles Kimbrough, David Clarke, Josef Sommer, David Margulies, Scott McKay, Joshua Shelley, Marvin Lichterman, Norman Rose, Georgann Johnson
The Front is a 1976 comedy-drama film about the Hollywood blacklist during the age of live television. It is written by Walter Bernstein, directed by Martin Ritt and stars Woody Allen and Zero Mostel.
Because of the blacklist, a number of artists, writers, directors and others were rendered unemployable, having been accused of subversive political activities in support of Communism or of being Communists themselves.
Several people involved in the making of the film – screenwriter Bernstein, director Ritt, and actors Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, and Lloyd Gough – had themselves been blacklisted. Bernstein was listed after being named in the Red Channels journal that identified alleged Communists and Communist sympathizers.
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