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A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd(1957)

Also Known As: Budd Schulberg's A Face in the Crowd | The Arkansas Traveler |

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Brief Synopsis

A female radio reporter turns a folk-singing drifter into a powerful media star.

Cast & Crew

Elia Kazan Director
Andy Griffith Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes
Patricia Neal Marcia Jeffries
Anthony Franciosa Joey de Palma
Walter Matthau Mel Miller
Lee Remick Betty Lou Fleckum
Percy Waram Gen. Hainesworth
Marshall Neilan Senator Worthington Fuller
Alexander Kirkland Jim Collier
Charles Irving S. J. Luffler
Howard Smith J. B. Jeffries
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in New York: 28 May 1957; Los Angeles opening: 29 May 1957
Release Date:  1957 Production Date:  [1.85:1]
An Elia Kazan Production
AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Newtown Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  125-126 or 132 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • A pretty solid movie

    Tim Caldwell 2019-01-10

    I just watched the movie for the first time and wow! Was I impressed. Pretty solid performances from the cast. Well written and directed. Could complain... MORE>

  • Over-praised, over-wrought, over-the-top

    jay 2019-01-09

    This is probably Kazan's most over-estimated picture, though in 1957 the idea that the mass media are turning us into mindless livestock may have... MORE>

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    David H. 2018-08-27

    Frankly songstress250, I don"t think YOU were listening to what I said. A Face in the Crowd is one the most perceptive films ever made. The director... MORE>