A chronicle of the rise and fall of Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes, a boisterous entertainer discovered in an Arkansas drunk tank by Marcia Jeffries, a local radio producer with ambitions of her own. His charisma and cunning soon shoot him to the heights of television stardom and political demagoguery, forcing Marcia to grapple with the manipulative, reactionary monster she has created. Directed by Elia Kazan, this incisive satire features an extraordinary debut screen performance by Andy Griffith.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 970.|
Humorists, American -- Drama.
Manipulative behavior -- Drama.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [New York, New York] :The Criterion Collection,2019
|Edition||DVD special edition, Widescreen.|
film producer, film director.
Schulberg, Budd, screenwriter.
Griffith, Andy, 1926-2012, actor.
Neal, Patricia, 1926-2010, actor.
Franciosa, Anthony, 1928-2006, actor.
Matthau, Walter, actor.
Remick, Lee, actor.
Waram, Percy, 1881-1961, actor.
Brasfield, Rod, actor.
Neilan, Marshall A., 1891-1958, actor.
Irving, Charles, 1912-1981, actor.
Smith, Howard, 1893-1968, actor.
McGrath, Paul, 1904-1978, actor.
Medford, Kay, actor.
Kirkland, Alexander, actor.
Warner Bros. Pictures, presenter.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick, Percy Waram, Rod Brasfield, Marshall Neilan, Charles Irving, Howard Smith, Paul McGrath, Kay Medford, Alexander Kirkland.
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
Special features: New interview with Ron Briley; new interview with Andy Griffith biographer Evan Dalton Smith; Facing the past, a 2005 documentary featuring actors Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, and Anthony Franciosa, screenwriter Budd Schulberg, and film scholars Leo Braudy and Jeff Young; trailer; an essay by critic April Wolfe; a 1957 New York times magazine profile of Andy Griffith; and excerpts from director Elia Kazan's introduction to the film's published screenplay.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Audio monaural.
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.