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The Front

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Original title
The Front
Running time
94 min.
United States United States
Walter Bernstein
David Grusin
Michael Chapman
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Columbia Pictures
Drama. Comedy | Film In Film. 1950s. Comedy-Drama. Literature
Synopsis / Plot
During the years of the “witch hunt”, TV scriptwriter Alfred Miller is one of the writers condemned to ostracism for his left-wing ideals. In order to be able to continue working, he offers money to Howard Prince, an ex-fellow student, in exchange for being able to sign his name to his works. But he’s not the only writer in the same situation demanding Howard’s services as a front man.
1976: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
1977: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Zero Mostel)
1976: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Drama Screenplay
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