Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau head the cast with exceptional support from, Lee Remick and Anthony Franciosa.
Elia Kazan has always made movie's that take a bite at reality, "On the Waterfront", "Baby Doll", "A Streetcar Named Desire", even "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" to name but a few. Right from the start you can feel the atmosphere in "Budd Schulberg's" A Face in the Crowd 1957.
We first meet "Andy Griffith", Larry Rhodes in a Jailhouse spending the night for Drunk and disorderly behaviour. "Patricia Neal" Marsha finds him whilst doing a radio show called "A Face in the Crowd". She renames him Lonesome Rhodes and he's an instant hit with the public, as he has a way with words that touches people. However power goes to his head and his world ends up crumbling around him.
I've kept the description here short as I don't want to give the whole game away as it is an absolute must see. This film was apt when it was made and still holds true today. Griffith and Neal give outstanding performances in this film. It's critically acclaimed and rightly so. The Dvd does have a few special features that are well worth looking at too.