The Front

The Front (1976)

America's most unlikely hero.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1976-09-17
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 160 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Rollins-Joffe Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Martin Ritt
star 6.9/10
From 160 Ratings


A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

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  • Woody Allen

    as Howard Prince
  • Zero Mostel

    as Hecky Brown
  • Herschel Bernardi

    as Philip Sussman
  • Michael Murphy

    as Alfred Miller
  • Andrea Marcovicci

    as Florence Barrett
  • Remak Ramsay

    as Hennessey
  • Marvin Lichterman

    as Myer Prince
  • Lloyd Gough

    as Delaney
  • David Margulies

    as Phelps
  • Joshua Shelley

    as Sam
  • Norman Rose

    as Howard's Attorney
  • Charles Kimbrough

    as Committee Counselor
  • Josef Sommer

    as Committee Chairman
  • Danny Aiello

    as Danny LaGattuta
  • Georgann Johnson

    as T.V. Interviewer
  • Scott McKay

    as Hampton
  • David Clarke

    as Hubert Jackson
  • I.W. Klein

    as Bank Teller
  • John Bentley

    as Bartender
  • Julie Garfield

    as Margo
  • Murray Moston

    as Boss
  • MacIntyre Dixon

    as Harry Stone
  • Rudolph Willrich

    as Tailman
  • Burt Britton

    as Bookseller
  • Albert M. Ottenheimer

    as School Principal
  • William Bogert

    as Parks
  • Joey Faye

    as Waiter
  • Marilyn Sokol

    as Sandy
  • John J. Slater

    as T.V. Director
  • Renee Paris

    as Girl in Hotel Lobby
  • Gino Gennaro

    as Stage Hand
  • Joan Porter

    as Myer's Wife
  • Andrew Bernstein

    as Alfred's Child
  • Jacob Bernstein

    as Alfred's Child
  • Matthew Tobin

    as Man at Party
  • Marilyn Persky

    as Man at Party's Date
  • Sam McMurray

    as Young Man at Party
  • Joe Jamrog

    as FBI Man
  • Michael Miller

    as FBI Man
  • Lucy Lee Flippin

    as Nurse
  • Jack Davidson

    as Congressman
  • Donald Symington

    as Congressman
  • Pat McNamara

    as Federal Marshal
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Mamie Eisenhower

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Douglas MacArthur

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Harry S. Truman

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Billie Perkins

    as Waitress (uncredited)
  • Frankie Verroca

    as Hotel Bellman (uncredited)
  • Carson Grant

    as Eddy Waiter (uncredited)
Editing Sidney Levin Editor
Directing Martin Ritt Director
Camera Michael Chapman Director of Photography
Writing Walter Bernstein Screenplay
Production Martin Ritt Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Morley Costume Design
Production Robert Drumheller Production Manager
Editing Ralph S. Singleton First Assistant Editor
Sound Dave Grusin Original Music Composer
Production Charles H. Joffe Executive Producer
Art Charles Bailey Art Direction
Production Robert Greenhut Associate Producer
Directing Peter R. Scoppa Assistant Director
Directing Ralph S. Singleton Second Assistant Director
Production Golda David Producer's Assistant
Directing B.J. Bjorkman Script Supervisor
Production Lois Kramer Hartwick Production Office Coordinator
Production Peter Burrell Location Manager
Production Christopher Cronyn Location Manager
Crew James Fanning Transportation Captain
Art Robert Drumheller Set Decoration
Art Joseph M. Caracciolo Property Master
Crew Bruno Robotti Scenic Artist
Lighting Richard Quinlan Gaffer
Camera Robert Ward Key Grip
Costume & Make-Up Robert Jiras Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Philip Leto Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Peggy Farrell Wardrobe Master
Camera Fred Schuler Camera Operator
Camera Tibor Sands First Assistant Camera
Camera Bill Johnson Second Assistant Camera
Camera Josh Weiner Still Photographer
Sound James Sabat Sound Mixer
Sound Vito L. Ilardi Boom Operator
Crew Scott MacDonough Unit Publicist
Sound John H. Newman Sound Editor
Sound Else Blangsted Music Editor
Editing Hy Friedman Assistant Editor
Sound James G. Stewart Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Tom Beckert Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Wayne Artman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Beth Rudin Production Assistant
Production Patricia Crown Production Assistant
Production David Garfield Production Assistant
Production Juliet Taylor Casting