R | | Drama
A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
The New York Times on Jan. 24, 1964, ran a large article that said Marc Blitzstein, author of "The Cradle Will Rock," had been killed in a car accident in Martinique. On July 16, 1989, the same paper ran an article by Don Shewey that reviewed Eric Gordon's biography of Blitzstein ("Mark the Music," 1989, St. Martin's Press, NY). In that article, The New York Times said that Blitzstein was murdered in 1964 "by three sailors he picked up in a bar in Martinique."
No one should be afraid of an idea!
At 36 when the film was released, Angus Macfadyen is visibly far older than Orson Welles was supposed to be during the time the film is set. When the opens, in 1935, he was only 20 years old and even at the climax, in 1937, he'd still only be 22.
This film was edited on old fashioned machines.
$93,998 12 December 1999