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The Resource 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, (videorecording)

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, (videorecording)

Label
A face in the crowd
Title
A face in the crowd
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; an Elia Kazan production ; Newtown Productions ; story and screenplay by Budd Schulberg ; directed by Elia Kazan
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Face in the crowd (Motion picture)
Credits note
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.F23 2005
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1926-2012
  • 1928-2006
  • 1881-1961
  • 1926-2010
  • 1904-1978
  • 1912-1981
  • 1893-1968
  • 1920-1998
  • 1887-1964
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kazan, Elia
  • Schulberg, Budd
  • Griffith, Andy
  • Franciosa, Anthony
  • Matthau, Walter
  • Remick, Lee
  • Waram, Percy
  • Neal, Patricia
  • McGrath, Paul
  • Brasfield, Rod
  • Kirkland, Alexander
  • Irving, Charles
  • Nielan, Marshal
  • Smith, Howard
  • Medford, Kay
  • Bess, Jeff
  • Sharp, Henry
  • Glazer, Tom
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Newtown Productions
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
126
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Entertainers
  • Humorists, American
  • Manipulative behavior
  • Television personalities
  • Political corruption
  • Legislators
  • Arkansas
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm59824458
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (126 min.)
Isbn
9780790792132
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
085393352622
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • 33526
  • 70179
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)59824458
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital mono; widescreen presentation (1.85:1)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • 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.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm59824458
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (126 min.)
Isbn
9780790792132
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
085393352622
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • 33526
  • 70179
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)59824458
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital mono; widescreen presentation (1.85:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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