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A Face in the Crowd (film) Quotes

A Face in the Crowd (film) is a TV program that appeared on TV in 1970 . A Face in the Crowd ended in 1970.

It features Elia Kazan as producer, Tom Glazer in charge of musical score, and Gayne Rescher, and Harry Stradling Sr. as head of cinematography.

A Face in the Crowd (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of A Face in the Crowd (film) is 125 minutes long. A Face in the Crowd (film) is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Patricia Neal as Marcia Jeffries, Andy Griffith as Lonesome Rhodes, Walter Matthau as Mel Miller, Kay Medford as First Mrs. Rhodes, and Anthony Franciosa as Joey DePalma.

A Face in the Crowd (film) Quotes

Anthony Franciosa as Joey DePalma

  • (Anthony Franciosa) "Illegal? Honey, nothing's illegal if they don't catch you."

Kay Medford as First Mrs. Rhodes

  • (Kay Medford) "Larry -- he thinks he has to take a bite out of every broad he comes across. Then he calls them a tramp, drops them, and there's all sort of psycho something-or-other, you know. I caught him red-handed with my best girlfriend. He broke my jaw."
  • (Patricia Neal) "It seems to be working quite effectively now."
  • (Kay Medford) "So -- you're Lonesome's new tootsie, huh? "Lonesome," he's a hot one. I hope you have better luck keeping him Lonesome than I did."

Walter Matthau as Mel Miller

  • (Walter Matthau) "You gotta be a saint to stand all the power that little box can give you."
  • (Walter Matthau) "Didn't you know? All mild men are vicious. They hate themselves for being mild, and they hate the windy extroverts whose violence seems to have a strange attraction for nice girls. You should know better."
  • (Walter Matthau) "I'll say one thing for him, he's got the courage of his ignorance."
  • (Walter Matthau) "Here you see the lepers of the great television industry. Men without faces. Why, they even slide our paychecks under the door so they can pretend we're not here."

Patricia Neal as Marcia Jeffries

  • (Patricia Neal) "They love his voice, they love his guitar, they love his ideas -- they should know some of his ideas."
  • (Patricia Neal) "You always drink like that?"
  • (Andy Griffith) "Not always. Back in Riddle they was pretty strict. Didn't allow us to touch hard liquor till we was 10 or 11."
  • (Patricia Neal) "Now is there really a town called Riddle?"
  • (Andy Griffith) "Well, tell you the flat truth, it's just a sort of a whatchacallit, a --"
  • (Patricia Neal) "-- Composite?"
  • (Andy Griffith) "Compost heap's more like it."

Andy Griffith as Lonesome Rhodes

  • (Andy Griffith) "Listen, I'm not through yet. You know what's gonna to happen to me?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "Suppose I tell you exactly what's gonna happen to you. You're gonna be back in television. Only it won't be quite the same as it was before. There'll be a reasonable cooling-off period and then somebody will say: "Why don't we try him again in a inexpensive format. People's memories aren't too long." And you know, in a way, he'll be right. Some of the people will forget, and some of them won't. Oh, you'll have a show. Maybe not the best hour or, you know, top 10. Maybe not even in the top 35. But you'll have a show. It just won't be quite the same as it was before. Then a couple of new fellas will come along. And pretty soon, a lot of your fans will be flocking around them. And then one day, somebody'll ask: "Whatever happened to, a, whatshisname? You know, the one who was so big. The number-one fella a couple of years ago. He was famous. How can we forget a name like that? Oh by the way, have you seen, a, Barry Mills? I think he's the greatest thing since Will Rogers.""
  • (Walter Matthau) "Beanie."
  • (Andy Griffith) "Can't keep anything alive up here. Dust in this city kills everything."
  • (Unnamed) "You really sell that stiff as a man among men?"
  • (Andy Griffith) "Those morons out there? Shucks, I could take chicken fertilizer and sell it to them as caviar. I could make them eat dog food and think it was steak. Sure, I got 'em like this -- You know what the public's like? A cage of Guinea Pigs. Good Night you stupid idiots. Good Night, you miserable slobs. They're a lot of trained seals. I toss them a dead fish and they'll flap their flippers."
  • (Andy Griffith) "This whole country's just like my flock of sheep."
  • (Patricia Neal) "Sheep?"
  • (Andy Griffith) "Rednecks, crackers, hillbillies, hausfraus, shut-ins, pea-pickers; everybody that's got to jump when somebody else blows the whistle. They don't know it yet, but they're all gonna be 'Fighters for Fuller'. They're mine. I own 'em. They think like I do. Only they're even more stupid than I am, so I gotta think for 'em. Marcia, you just wait and see. I'm gonna be the power behind the president; and you'll be the power behind me."
  • (Andy Griffith) "There's always Vanderbilt '44."
  • (Patricia Neal) "He's gone back to Memphis. I think he wants to forget us both."
  • (Andy Griffith) "I thought he'd wait for you till there was ice on the equator."
  • (Patricia Neal) "That's how long he did wait."
  • (Andy Griffith) "I'm not just an entertainer. I'm an influence, a wielder of opinion, a force -- a force."

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