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"The Front" feels like it's all Woody Allen -- because it has a comedic flair with which we're familiar in all of his films.
The absurdity is so evident when Allen is forced to testify to escape punishment if he will "out" a purported communist who has just committed suicide.
He finds himself getting very used to success and keeps thinking he can just finesse his way out of whatever problems come up.
A gem of a movie. One account I read said that the movie company in this case was so
touchy about the subject that it wanted it advertised as a comedy! Read more
This movie is about the McCarthy period of censoring
anyone accused of being in any way sympathetic with
communism. Read more
I grew up during that time and was befriended in 1944 by people who fought in The Spanish Civil War. During The Red Scare of The Fifties, we never saw them again. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lee Enfield
Writer-director Woody Allen gives up his traditional movie making roles in exchange for a bravura dramatic lead role in which he gives one of his best acting performances. Read morePublished 6 months ago by DAVID L.
If you don't know anything about Joe McCarthy and his paranoia, this film is a must-see. You'll get a sense of the destruction he wrought.Published 6 months ago by Jerome Zweig
One of Woody Allen's earliest films. He is in a serious role telling the story of Hollywood writers that were blacklisted for suspected Communist ties. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Yankees27
I really liked this movie and gave me cause to ponder. It's funny but the issue dealt with is serious and well dealt with.Published 11 months ago by T. Simonson