Skip to comments.TCM Classic Movie Alert 10/19
Posted on 10/19/2012 10:06:50 AM PDT by Vision
This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert!
Tonight...must see...Andy Griffith...A Face in the Crowd(1957), 8pm est
"A female radio reporter turns a folk-singing drifter into a powerful media star."
Overview & Cast
The only time in his career that Andy Griffith showed his true face to the public.
Why do you say that?
Indeed. Lonesome’s audience abandoned him after that “open mic” gaffe. Ol’ Andy was careful not to let his true self be known.
Is this the movie that Soro’s secrtary threatned Glenn Beck with?
Have you seen the movie?
I just asked myself the question I was asking you...(Sheesh!)
Have *YOU* seen the movie?
Patricia Neal simply *smoulders* in this movie, and the young Lee Remick is a sight to behold as well. A must see, and not just for the eye candy. :)
I have no idea.
A Face in the Crowd is by far the best acting work Griffith ever did, IMO.
He never repeated a role of that intensity and focused on humor and comedy thereafter.
I wonder what his career would have been like had he chosen to pursue more serious character roles?
I do not believe he “acted” all that much.
I look on him as a typecast in “Face.”
I, too, would like to know about the meaning behind the “true face” comments. I had heard once that he was not sweet as apple pie like his Mayberry character, but nothing to indicate he was a nasty person.
Then I believe you’ve seen the true Andy Griffith.
This is a very thought-provoking movie. Another one I would recommend that is more obscure is “Wild in the Streets”. I’m certain that Bill Clinton got a ton of inspiration from this movie (in fact, this movie actually suggested stealing FBI folders on political leaders to use as leverage, which is exactly what the Clintons did!).
Thanks for the alert. Have been wanting to see this since Beck mentioned it a while ago.
Last night’s TCM special on “Cinerama” was great - included clips in the “Smile Box” format - didn’t quite capture the real thing on the big screen, but still interesting to learn about the development of the three camera system and the first seven channel sterophonic sound - and I never realized that cinerama is an anagram for “American” - I saw “Cinerama Holiday” back in the fifties as it was meant to be presented - when the narrator says “this is Cinerama”, the curtains open and you’re “on” a rollercoaster starting down a steep drop, it’s literally eye-opening - thanks for the memories TCM......
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