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Melodramas (Motion pictures)
|Named Person:||Budd Schulberg|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Elia Kazan; Budd Schulberg; Andy Griffith; Patricia Neal; Anthony Franciosa; Walter Matthau; Lee Remick; Percy Waram; Paul McGrath; Rod Brasfield; Marshal Nielan; Alexander Kirkland; Charles Irving; Howard Smith; Kay Medford; Jeff Bess; Henry Sharp; Tom Glazer; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); Newtown Productions.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
|ISBN:||0790792133 9780790792132 1419809377 9781419809378|
|Language Note:||In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.|
|Notes:||Budd Schulberg's "A face in the crowd" [based on his story "The Arkansas Traveler"].
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1957.
Special features: Facing the Past [featurette] (29 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
|Credits:||Director of photography, Harry Stradling, Gayne Rescher ; songs by Tom Glazer and Budd Schulberg ; score composed by Tom Glazer ; editor, Gene Milford ; art directors, Richard Sylbert, Paul Sylbert ; costume designer, Anna Hill Johnstone.|
|Cast:||Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick, Percy Waram, Paul McGrath, Rod Brasfield, Marshal Nielan, Alexander Kirkland, Charles Irving, Howard Smith, Kay Medford, Big Jeff Bess, Henry Sharp.|
|Target Audience:||MPAA Rating: Not rated.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital mono; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions.|
Face in the crowd --
Lonesome Rhodes --
One-day trial offer --
Housewives' heartthrob --
To the dogs --
Getting the idea --
TV debut --
Potent pitchman --
His own man --
In Marcia's door --
In Vita Jex's door --
Moving merchandise --
Mass persuasion --
Don't hurt me --
Mrs. Rhodes --
Deeply involved --
Betty Lou Fleckum --
Another bride --
Heart problems --
Marcia's cut --
Coaching Sen. Fuller --
I'm a force --
Book on Lonesome --
In bed with Joey --
My flock of sheep --
Whole show --
Grabbing control --
All the way down --
Get out of everybody's life --
Face to face --
Whatever happened to him?
|Other Titles:||Face in the crowd (Motion picture)|
|Responsibility:||Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; an Elia Kazan production ; Newtown Productions ; story and screenplay by Budd Schulberg ; directed by Elia Kazan.|
Larry Rhodes is a hobo with a powerful personality and a mean streak as wide as the Mississippi River. He is 'discovered' by Marcia Jeffries, who christens him "Lonesome" Rhodes, and makes him the star of her morning radio show, "A Face in the Crowd." Listeners are enthralled by his down-home, folksy charm, and after developing a large following, Rhodes begins a journey to national fame and TV stardom. A powerful business tycoon realizes that he can use Rhodes's popularity to change the course of a national election in his favor--provided that he can keep the star from self-destructing under the weight of his own megalomania, narcissism, and contempt for his audience. Marcia's journey, by contrast, is a long and painful one. From a rather innocent young woman to betrayed loyal ally who recognizes the monster she has helped to create and knows she must destroy, she finally reaches her limit and rejects his emotional blackmail.
Retrieving notes about this item
- Entertainers -- Drama.
- Humorists, American -- Drama.
- Manipulative behavior -- Drama.
- Television personalities -- Drama.
- Political corruption -- Drama.
- Legislators -- United States -- Elections -- Drama.
- Arkansas -- Drama.
- New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
- Schulberg, Budd -- Film adaptations.
- Artistas -- Teatro.