History Film / TheFront

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.
24th Oct '15 10:21:31 AM AnotherGuy
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* InsaneTrollLogic: The HUAC counselor seems to assume ''everyone'' is a subversive, that when told someone is loyal, his response is along the lines of "For now, but he probably ''isn't''." His reaction to someone complaining he's accused because he shares the same name as someone who is a suspect is "well, everything will be okay because if you're innocent, you won't be accused and blacklisted", even though he's already accused and blacklisted.
23rd Jun '15 8:22:34 PM redandready45
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Hecky Brown has taken his own life, and Howard has been carted off to jail. But not without standing up the HUAC board]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Hecky Brown has taken his own life, and Howard has been carted off to jail. But not without standing up to the HUAC board]].
6th Jun '15 2:23:41 PM redandready45
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Hecky Brown has taken his own life, and Howard has been carted off to jail. But not without standing up the HUAC board]].


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Howard's bookie career bites him when the HUAC members threaten to charge him with illegal gambling unless he can give names for communist sympathizers.


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* MathematiciansAnswer: Invoked. When put before the HUAC committee, Howard is able to dodge their questions by answering them in a way that prevents him from confirming anything. Unfortunately, the committee had another ace up their sleeve.
6th Jun '15 2:14:24 PM redandready45
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* BecomingTheMask: Though he doesn't become a genuine writer, Howard comes to sympathize with their plight, [[spoiler: and refuses to give the HUAC members any names]].

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* BecomingTheMask: Though he doesn't become a genuine writer, Howard comes to sympathize with their plight, the blacklisted artists he's met, [[spoiler: and refuses to give the HUAC members any names]].
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