A Face in the Crowd
CAST: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa DIRECTOR: Elia Kazan CLASSIC FILM SERIES
In this drama, Andy Griffith makes a spectacular film debut as Lonesome Rhodes, a philosophical country-western singer discovered in a tanktown jail by television talent coordinator Patricia Neal and her assistant Walter Matthau. They decide that Rhodes is worthy of a TV guest spot and he becomes an overnight sensation.
A Face in the Crowd has never ceased to be relevant.J. Hoberman, Village Voice
This sizzling and cynical exposure... also presents Andy Griffith as the key figure in his first screen role.Bosley Crowther, New York Times