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Friday, July 06, 2012
Andy Griffith: The Dark Side
This is ostensibly our final tribute to the late Andy Griffith. Here we show a side of his career often overlooked, namely his early film experience. Griffith made his debut on the silver screen in 1957, with A Face in the Crowd, directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg, he co-starred with Patricia Neal, in a story of another type of country boy, a drifter with delusions of grandeur.
In a 2005 interview, Griffith maintained that the film was far more popular and respected in more recent decades than it was when originally released.