In Red Scare-era Manhattan, nebbishy cashier Howard Prince (Woody Allen) falls into easy money when he agrees to sign his name to the scripts of a blacklisted TV-writer buddy (Michael Murphy). As he helps out other similarly situated scribes, though, the rising "new talent" finds himself on the government's radar. Martin Ritt's acerbic look back at the industry witch hunts co-stars Zero Mostel, Andrea Marcovicci, Herschel Bernardi. 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.