How Wild is it to See Sheriff Andy Like This?!
Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal made a movie together (before Griffith became Andy Taylor and long before Matlock was ever thought about). The 1957 movie was titled “Face in the Crowd” and also starred Anthony Franciosa, Walter Mathhau, and Lee Remick.
Synopsis: An Arkansas hobo (Andy Griffith) becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
A Face in the Crowd was directed by Elia Kazan. Other Kazan movies included:
- A Streetcar Named Desire (Vivien Leigh, Malon Brando, Karl Malden, Kim Hunter)
- On the Waterfront (Marlon Brando, Karl Malden)
- East of Eden (James Dean, Burl Ives)
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell)
- Splendor in the Grass (Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty)
- Man on a Tightrope (Gloria Grahame – best known as the adorable Ado Annie in Oklahoma and Violet Bick in It’s a Wonderful Life)
- Baby Doll (Karl Malden – again!, Carroll Baker)
Elia Kazan also directed “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” on Broadway. Why isn’t this man a household name?!
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My fascination with and love for movie posters got a huge kick out of the A Face in the Crowd Movie poster below. Read what it says at the top. Classic!
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Also, on Amazon, I found the GREAT Elia Kazan Collection, shown below.
Click through the image or link (The Elia Kazan Collection) for a list of the movies (and stars) included in this classic movie collection.