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The Front is a 1976 film starring Woody Allen and Zero Mostel that portrayed the Movie industry in the days of Senator Joseph McCarthy, when many actors were blacklisted for their supposed un-american activities.
In the film, Woody Allen plays a small-time bookie who lends his name to the writings of his black listed friend, a tactic used by several of the Hollywood Ten. Possibly to protect itself, the film concerned blacklisting in the television industry rather than the movies; suprising since the credits listed half-a-dozen Hollywood artists who had suffered through the blacklist.
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