The Front

Woody Allen stars as a lowly cashier made famous by publishing the works of blacklisted writers in the 50's when America feared Communism. Along with publishing the blacklisted writer's work, he must dodge dubious FBI agents because they're in suspicion that Allen is a communist himself. This film is good, but doesn't captivate the audience like many other Allen films do. A worthwhile film, featuring a cast of people that were actually blacklisted in that era. One of Zero Mostel's final roles.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy, Andrea Marcovicci, Remak Ramsay, Joshua Shelley, Lloyd Gough

Directed by:

Martin Ritt


1976 comedy/drama

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: B

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