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Woody Allen stars as writer during the '50s in 'The Front'

April 28, 2005

Thursday, April 28


8 p.m. on TCM

"The Front"

Woody Allen in his prime (1976) - and in a movie he didn't write or direct. For extra cash, his character lends his name to blacklisted writers during the anticommunist hysteria of the 1950s. Director Martin Ritt, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, and costar Zero Mostel were among those blacklisted in real life.

9 p.m. on the WB

"Mobile Home Disaster"

We've seen plenty of home-makeovers in fancy neighborhoods. But what about people who depend on mobile homes for affordable housing? Tonight a family stuck in a "mobile home from hell" gets a much-deserved upgrade. Since comic Bill Engvall of "Blue Collar TV" is in charge, expect a few laughs along with a happy ending.

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