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A Face in the Crowd (1957)

A Face in the Crowd
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8.2 IMDB rating

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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


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3 years, 3 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.

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2 years, 2 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.

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1 year, 11 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
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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
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)
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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 on radio but, thereafter, on television. As he ascends to stardom, Rhodes attracts fans, sponsors and endorsements by the carload, and soon he is the most powerful and influential entertainer on the airwaves. Beloved by his audience, Rhodes reveals himself to his intimates as a scheming, power-hungry manipulator, with Machiavellian political aspirations. He uses everyone around him, coldly discardin” read more

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“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.” read more

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