The Front

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The Front ★★★ 1976 (PG)

Woody is the bookmaker who becomes a “front” for blacklisted writers during the communist witch hunts of the 1950s in this satire comedy. The scriptwriter and several of the performers suffered blacklisting themselves during the Cold War. Based more or less on a true story. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy, Danny Aiello, Andrea Marcovicci; D: Martin Ritt; W: Walter Bernstein; C: Michael Chapman; M: Dave Grusin.