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The Fountainhead

  • Film

Time Out says

The most bizarre movie in both Vidor's and Cooper's filmographies, this adaptation of Ayn Rand's first novel mutes Ms Rand's neo-Nietzschean philosophy of 'Objectivism' but lays on the expressionist symbolism with a 'free enterprise' trowel. Cooper plays the up-and-coming architect with unorthodox ideas who dynamites a building that doesn't conform with his plans, marries wealthy heiress Neal, and winds up building the world's tallest tombstone as a memorial to a friend who committed suicide. As berserk as it sounds, although handsomely shot by Robert Burks and directed with enthusiasm.
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Release Details

  • Duration:114 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:King Vidor
  • Screenwriter:Ayn Rand
  • Cast:
    • Patricia Neal
    • Henry Hull
    • Robert Douglas
    • Ray Collins
    • Kent Smith
    • Gary Cooper
    • Raymond Massey
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