My Cart

Mini Cart


The Front (Dual Format Edition)


Drama starring Woody Allen, Zero Mostel and Andrea Marcovicci

- +

Drama directed by Martin Ritt and starring Woody Allen, Zero Mostel and Andrea Marcovicci.

Set during the early fifties at the time of Joseph McCarthy's communist witch-hunts, Howard Prince (Allen) is a restaurant cashier who is asked to 'front' for several blacklisted television writers by submitting their scripts under his name. At first the politically unaffiliated, Howard does this in order to pay off his gambling debts.

But as he becomes more personally involved with the writers and their work, he starts questioning the repressive system that is forcing writers underground.

Beautifully presented by Indicator, this 4K restoration is packed with extras and limited to 3000 copies.

  • 4K restoration from the original negative
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman and actress Andrea Marcovicci
  • Behind The Front (2004, 6 mins): an interview with the acclaimed director of photography Michael Chapman 
  • Isolated score: experience Dave Grusin's original soundtrack music
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography 
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-pqge booklet with a new essay by professor Gabriel Miller, author of The Films of Martin Ritt: Fanfare for the Common Man and archival interviews with Woody Allen, screenwriter Walter Bernstein and director Martin Ritt
  • Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies 
  • UK Blu-ray premiere 
Additional Information
More Information
SKU 5037899071069
Catalogue Number PHIDFE027
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1976
Director Martin Ritt
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Powerhouse Films
Countries USA
Aspect ratio 1.78:1
Sound Original mono
Language(s) English
Running time 91 min
DVD region All
Blu-ray region A, B, C
Certificate 12
Customer Reviews

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: The Front (Dual Format Edition)