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The Fountainhead (2-Jul-1949)

Director: King Vidor

Writer: Ayn Rand

From novel: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Music by: Max Steiner

Producer: Henry Blanke

Keywords: Drama, Architecture

Unlikable architect Howard Roark, an idealistic visionary with no small ego, refuses to compromise his integrity in the face of numerous pressures. An overwrought film that pushes Ayn Rand's philosophical messages so forcefully and under such contrivances that it is difficult to see how this project was given a green light. Unique in 1940s cinema; probably worth viewing just to hear the dialogue.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ray Collins
10-Dec-1889 11-Jul-1965 Lt. Tragg on Perry Mason
Gary Cooper
7-May-1901 14-May-1961 High Noon
Jerome Cowan
6-Oct-1897 24-Jan-1972 Miracle on 34th Street
Robert Douglas
9-Nov-1909 11-Jan-1999 Homicide
Henry Hull
3-Oct-1890 8-Mar-1977 Werewolf of London
Raymond Massey
30-Aug-1896 29-Jul-1983 Things to Come
Patricia Neal
20-Jan-1926 8-Aug-2010 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Moroni Olsen
27-Jun-1889 22-Nov-1954 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Kent Smith
19-Mar-1907 23-Apr-1985 Cat People


Gary Cooper   ...   Howard Roark (architect)
Patricia Neal   ...   Dominique Francon (love interest)
Raymond Massey   ...   Gail Wynand (newspaperman)
Kent Smith   ...   Peter Keating
Robert Douglas   ...   Ellsworth M. Toohey
Henry Hull   ...   Henry Cameron
Ray Collins   ...   Enright
Moroni Olsen   ...   Chairman
Jerome Cowan   ...   Alvah Scarret (newspaper editor)


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