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A Face in the Crowd(Movie, 1957)

2h 5min | Genre: Drama
A Face in the CrowdRating: 3.9/5 (with 8181 votes)
A Face in the Crowd is a 1957 American satirical drama film starring Andy Griffith (in his film debut), Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan. The screenplay is by Budd Schulberg and is based on his short story "Your Arkansas Traveler", from the collection Some Faces in the Crowd (1953). The story centers on Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes, a drifter who is discovered by the producer (Neal) of a small-market radio program in rural northeast Arkansas. Rhodes ultimately rises to great fame and influence on national television. The character was inspired by Schulberg's acquaintance with Will Rogers Jr. The successes of Arthur Godfrey and Tennessee Ernie Ford were also acknowledged in the screenplay. The film launched Griffith into stardom but got mixed reviews upon its original release. Later decades have seen favorable reappraisals of the movie, and in 2008 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry... ()
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Awards & Nominations for A Face in the Crowd

National Film Registry

About A Face in the Crowd

The rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political king-maker. Marcia Jeffries is the innocent Sarah Lawrence girl who discovers the great man in a back-country jail and is the first to fall under his spell.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: Swedish (SV)
Translated into 3 languages: English (EN), Dutch (NL), Swedish (SV)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/29/1957
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Das Gesicht in der Menge"

8 movies in the Collection

1957 A Face in the Crowd
1995 The Dogs of Riga ("Hundarna i Riga")
1996 The White Lioness ("Den vita lejoninnan")
2005 One Step Behind ("Steget efter")
2006 Wallander: Firewall ("Brandvägg")
2007 The Pyramid ("Pyramiden")

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