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A face in the crowd / Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; an Elia Kazan production ; Newtown Productions ; story and screenplay by Budd Schulberg ; directed by Elia Kazan.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication InfoBurbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2005.
Description1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorKazan, Elia director.
Other author/creatorSchulberg, Budd screenwriter, author.
Other author/creatorGriffith, Andy, 1926-2012 actor.
Other author/creatorNeal, Patricia, 1926-2010 actor.
Other author/creatorFranciosa, Anthony, 1928-2006, actor.
Other author/creatorMatthau, Walter actor.
Other author/creatorRemick, Lee actor.
Other author/creatorWaram, Percy, 1881-1961, actor.
Other author/creatorMcGrath, Paul, 1904-1978, actor.
Other author/creatorBrasfield, Rod actor.
Other author/creatorNeilan, Marshall A., 1891-1958 actor.
Other author/creatorKirkland, Alexander actor.
Other author/creatorIrving, Charles, 1912-1981, actor.
Other author/creatorSmith, Howard, 1893-1968 actor.
Other author/creatorMedford, Kay actor.
Other author/creatorBess, Jeff, 1920-1998, actor.
Other author/creatorSharp, Henry, 1887-1964, actor.
Other author/creatorGlazer, Tom composer.
Other author/creatorWarner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Other author/creatorNewtown Productions.
Other author/creatorWarner Home Video (Firm)
Uniform titleFace in the crowd (Motion picture)
Contents Credits -- 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?
Abstract 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.
General noteBudd Schulberg's "A face in the crowd" [based on his story "The Arkansas Traveler"].
General noteOriginally produced as an American motion picture in 1957.
General noteSpecial features: Facing the Past [featurette] (29 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
CreditsDirector 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.
Audience MPAA Rating: Not rated.
Technical detailsDVD.
LanguageIn English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Genre/formFiction films.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formFilm adaptations.
Genre/formVideo recordings for the hearing impaired.
Genre/formMelodramas (Motion pictures)
ISBN1419809377 (set)
ISBN9781419809378 (set)
UPC 085393352622
UPC 012569701793 (set)
Publisher number33526 Warner Home Video
Publisher number70179 Warner Home Video (set)
Stock numberMidwest Tapes

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