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A Face In The Crowd Review: Patricia Neal, Andy Griffith, Anthony Franciosa

A Face In The Crowd Review Pt.1 [Photo: Andy Griffith as Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes.] Rhodes' abrupt fall is based on a New York radio show incident-cum-urban legend from a few years earlier, as a Wor children’s show host named Uncle Don, purportedly believing he was off the air, said: "This is Uncle Don, saying good night. We're off. Good, that will hold the little bastards." The solid Warner Bros. DVD is part of the box set "Controversial Classics." The DVD includes only two extras: the original theatrical trailer and the 30-minute documentary Facing the Past, in which Andy Griffith, Budd Schulberg, Patricia Neal, and several scholars and behind-the-scenes contributors speak of the film, its impact, and director Elia Kazan. An audio commentary would have been most welcome, but Facing the Past is certainly a good documentary, giving the viewer a real sense of what was going on in the minds of the film’s participants. Griffith’s scenery-chewing,

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