History Film / TheFront

26th Jan '17 10:46:40 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Front'' is a 1976 comedy-drama film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Creator/WoodyAllen as a bookie who acts as a front for television writers blacklisted during the RedScare of the 1950s.

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''The Front'' is a 1976 comedy-drama film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Creator/WoodyAllen as a bookie who acts as a front for television writers blacklisted [[UsefulNotes/TheHollywoodBlacklist blacklisted]] during the RedScare of the 1950s.
early 1950s.

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13th Sep '16 2:43:27 PM Mdumas43073
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Under pressure to "name names", Howard is told he can get off easily by naming Hecky, [[spoiler:who is dead]]. No one would care, and no one thinks Howard is a sympathizer. Rather than take the easy way out, Howard tells the committee off to honor his friends, leading to his imprisonment.

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Under pressure to "name names", Howard is told he can get off easily by naming Hecky, [[spoiler:who [[spoiler:Hecky, who is dead]]. No one would care, and no one thinks Howard is a sympathizer. Rather than take the easy way out, Howard tells the committee off to honor his friends, leading to his imprisonment.
13th Sep '16 2:40:59 PM Mdumas43073
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* MisterSandmanSequence: The film opens with a montage of old newsreel clips depicting life in the early 1950s, as Music/FrankSinatra's "Young at Heart" plays on the soundtrack.

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* MisterSandmanSequence: The film opens with a montage of old newsreel clips depicting American life in the early 1950s, as Music/FrankSinatra's "Young at Heart" plays on the soundtrack.
3rd Jun '16 9:05:34 AM TrustBen
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* ImAManICantHelpIt: Hecky claims to have only been attending Party meetings to get laid. "It was the girl with the big ass!"
28th Mar '16 8:31:51 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Front''''' is a 1976 comedy-drama film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Creator/WoodyAllen as a bookie who acts as a front for television writers blacklisted during the RedScare of the 1950s.

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'''''The Front''''' ''The Front'' is a 1976 comedy-drama film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Creator/WoodyAllen as a bookie who acts as a front for television writers blacklisted during the RedScare of the 1950s.
28th Mar '16 8:25:35 PM Mdumas43073
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24th Oct '15 10:26:16 AM AnotherGuy
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* ToxicFriend: Subverted and defied. Howard continues to insist on a friendship with Hecky even though he's been blacklisted and associating with him during the RedScare could get ''him'' accused.

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* ToxicFriend: ToxicFriendInfluence: Subverted and defied. Howard continues to insist on a friendship with Hecky even though he's been blacklisted and associating with him during the RedScare could get ''him'' accused.
24th Oct '15 10:25:22 AM AnotherGuy
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* ToxicFriend: Subverted and defied. Howard continues to insist on a friendship with Hecky even though he's been blacklisted and associating with him during the RedScare could get ''him'' accused.
24th Oct '15 10:23:36 AM AnotherGuy
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* NiceGuy: Howard.

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* NiceGuy: Howard. In the end, Hecky says this of him even though he's plainly jealous of Howard's meteoric rise.
24th Oct '15 10:22:45 AM AnotherGuy
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* NiceGuy: Howard.
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