Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo

A Face in the Crowd (1957) (Budd Schulberg's A Face in the Crowd)

A Face in the Crowd  (1957)
8.2 Rating
(96 ratings)
8.2 IMDB rating
Your Rating:

Add to favorites
Directed by

Starring (View all)
Andy Griffith Andy Griffith
Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes
Patricia Neal Patricia Neal
Marcia Jeffries
Anthony Franciosa Anthony Franciosa
Joey DePalma
Walter Matthau Walter Matthau
Mel Miller
Lee Remick Lee Remick
Betty Lou Fleckum
Percy Waram Percy Waram
Gen. Haynesworth
Paul McGrath Paul McGrath
Rod Brasfield Rod Brasfield

Written by
Budd Schulberg Budd Schulberg


155 votes
Listal's Esoteric Films (535 items)
list by Mr. Saturn
Published 4 years, 9 months ago 15 comments
127 votes
Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 9 (50 items)
list by JayTrotter
Published 6 years, 4 months ago 16 comments
113 votes
Great Films (103 items)
list by Greg Rainmaker
Published 8 years, 9 months ago 22 comments
103 votes
6,006 Movies to Experience B4 Death... (6007 items)
list by ToonHead2102
Published 7 years, 4 months ago 13 comments
88 votes
Watched in 2012 (612 items)
list by Coby
Published 6 years, 9 months ago 13 comments

A Face in the Crowd (1957) Videos

Vitajex Andy Griffith


Added 8 years ago



Added 5 years ago

A Face in the Crowd


Added 6 years ago

Cover art, photos and screenshots

3 votes
2 votes
1 vote
1 vote
1 vote



6 years, 7 months ago at Mar 8 23:46
A classic American film that definetly deserves to be better known than it is. Fortunetly TCM shows it several times a year. Andy Griffith is absolutely superb as Lonesome Rhodes. I highly reccomend this movie.


5 years, 6 months ago at Apr 14 2:06
Citizen Kane-like in it's rise and fall archetypal plot line, this film succeeded far beyond Kane in the absolutely brilliant performance and humor of Andy Griffith. I mean damn, I'd seen the Andy Griffith show, but this is amazing.


5 years, 3 months ago at Jul 6 10:51

Andy Griffith makes a spectacular film debut in this searing drama as Lonesome Rhodes, a philosophical country-western singer discovered in a tanktown jail by radio talent scout Patricia Neal and her assistant Walter Matthau. They decide that Rhodes is worthy of a radio spot, but the unforeseen result is that the gangly, aw-shucks entertainer becomes an overnight sensation not simply... read more
View all A Face in the Crowd (1957) reviews
An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
Release date: 1 June 1957
UPC: 012569701793
Tags: Drama (3), 1950s (3), 1957 (3), Black And White (2), Classic (2), Ego (1), B&w (1), Broken Heart (1), Idol (1), Radio (1), Satire (1), American Cinema (1), Bw (1)
My tags: Add tags
Add to list
Not interested

Add Review

English only, other review rules - Big post screen

Update feed

Stehako added this to a list 2 months ago
Best Films of 1957 (25 movies items)
Narratorjebi added this to a list 6 months ago
(Unofficial) Top 300 IMDB (300 movies items)
fernanda added this to a list 6 months, 1 week ago
aLittleTyger voted for an image 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Kandi added this to a list 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Kandi voted for an image 7 months ago

garfield2710 added this to a list 10 months ago
Films I've Seen (2959 movies items)
garfield2710 added this to a list 10 months, 1 week ago
Films I've Seen in 2017 (December) (62 movies items)

"When: December 7th First-Time Viewing: Yes. How: DVD from the library. What'd I Think?: A great cautionary tale that could've benefited from a little bit of trimming. My Rating: 8/10 Other Notes: NA."

DiabetesMan added this to a list 11 months, 2 weeks ago
monclivie added this to a list 1 year, 1 month ago
Watched in 2017 (354 movies items)
Narratorjebi added this to a list 1 year, 3 months ago
Narratorjebi voted for an image 1 year, 3 months ago

SwornShadow added this to a list 2 years, 3 months ago
tarr added this to a list 2 years, 3 months ago
Watched in 2016 (121 movies items)
JxSxPx added this to a list 2 years, 7 months ago
50 Great Movies That Were Not Nominated For Any Os (50 movies items)

"Though he’d become more divisive in later years (notable names like Nick Nolte and Ian McKellen refused to applaud when he was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 1999), Elia Kazan naming names to McCarthy didn’t prevent him from remaining an awards juggernaut even after his testimony. But one of Kazan’s best, 1957’s winningly sour media fable “A Face In The Crowd,” starring Andy Griffith, was a notable exception. Middlingly reviewed on release, it made no impact with the Academy, despite c"

Insert image

drop image here
(or click)
or enter URL:
 link image?  square?

Insert video

Format block