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.

Here's the trailer. You decide.

1 comment:

Fr Martin Fox said...

It reminds me of Burt Lancaster in "Elmer Gantry" -- and it made me think; what if Andy Griffith had been given that part?