February 21, 2006

An Actor From “A Face in the Crowd” Has Died

Posted by Eric Jaffa
Monday January 23rd 2006, 5:52 pm
Filed under: Government, Media Watch

I first heard about the movie “A Face In the Crowd” (1957) in 2003.

TV host Keith Olbermann remarked on his show that Fox News reminded him of that movie.

The black-and-white film was released in 1957.

It was Andy Griffith’s first movie. Griffith plays a country singer who gets involved in politics. He uses his folksy charm to sell right-wing politicians to the public. He coaches a Senator to say that “Daniel Boone” didn’t need Social Security and so modern people don’t either.

Actor Tony Franciosa plays an agent of the Andy Griffith character. Franciosa died “Thursday at UCLA Medical Center after suffering a massive stroke.”

If you’ve never seen “A Face in the Crowd,” now would be a good time to rent or buy that black-and-white movie.

« Update: Online Video Clip »

To watch a clip from this Andy Griffith movie about 3 minutes long, click here.

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