A FACE IN THE CROWD
1957, Warner Bros., 125 min, USA, Dir: Elia Kazan

Andy Griffith is mesmerizing as Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes, a wild Arkansas vagrant-turned-television sensation in Kazan’s provocative and poignant masterpiece about fame, fraud and the transition from radio to television. Equally captivating is Patricia Neal as Marcia Jeffries, the naive Sarah Lawrence college student who is the first to fall under Larry’s fraudulent spell. "Brilliantly cinematic melodrama … paints a luridly entertaining picture of modern show business." - Leslie Halliwell


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