A Face in The Crowd (1957)- Elia Kazan directs Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal

On TCM Sat 9/24- A Face in The Crowd (1957) – written by Budd Schulberg and directed by Elia Kazan – a timeless story about the rise of drifter “Lonesome” Rhodes (played by Andy Griffith in a striking screen debut) from a local country jail into an overnight media sensation after being discovered by local Arkansas radio host Marcia Jeffries (played to perfection by the great Patricia Neal). But will Lonesome be spoiled by his success?




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