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