A Face in the Crowd

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Brief Synopsis: ""A Face in the Crowd" charts the rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political king-maker. Marcia Jeffries is the innocent Sarah Lawrence girl who discovers the great man in a back-country jail and is the first to fall under his spell"

Overall Ranking: 3 (Rank from 1957: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 100%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Lisa Marie Bowman95(full review)

People Involved

  • Andy Griffith (Larry Lonesome Rhodes)
  • Patricia Neal (Marcia Jeffries)
  • Walter Matthau (Mel Miller)
  • Lee Remick (Betty Lou Fleckum)
  • Anthony Franciosa (Joey DePalma)
  • Percy Waram (General Haynesworth)
  • Paul McGrath (Macey)
  • Rod Brasfield (Beanie)
  • Marshall Neilan (Senator Worthington Fuller)
  • Alexander Kirkland (Jim Collier)
  • Charles Irving (Mr. Luffler)
  • Howard Smith (J.B. Jeffries)
  • Kay Medford (First Mrs. Rhodes)
  • Big Jeff Bess (Sheriff Big Jeff Bess)
  • Henry Sharp (Abe Steiner)
  • Elia Kazan (Director)