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The Fountainhead
Directed by:
King Vidor

Starring Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith, Robert Douglas and Henry Hull, "The Fountainhead" (also known as "Fonte meravigliosa, La", "Mann wie Sprengstoff, Ein") is a Drama film directed by King Vidor, released on July 02 of 1949 in the USA.

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Who is the director of "The Fountainhead":

The Fountainhead was directed by King Vidor, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before making The Fountainhead, King Vidor had directed On Our Merry Way, released in 1948, Duel in the Sun (1946), An American Romance (1944), H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941), Comrade X (1940), and Northwest Passage (1940). Since, he directed Beyond the Forest, released in 1949, Lightning Strikes Twice (1951), Japanese War Bride (1952), Ruby Gentry (1952), Man Without a Star (1955), and War and Peace (1956).

What was the release date of "The Fountainhead":

The Fountainhead was first released on Saturday, July 02, 1949, in the United States. Also released on Saturday, July 02, 1949 have been Any Number Can Play (dir. Mervyn LeRoy) and Daybreak (dir. Compton Bennett). This was seventy (70) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, November 20, 1998 in the United Kingdom; Friday, March 31, 1950 in France; Sunday, December 04, 1994 in Germany; Thursday, July 19, 2001 in Australia and on Saturday, December 09, 1950 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "The Fountainhead":

At the casting of The Fountainhead we find Gary Cooper, previously seen in Good Sam (1948) and Unconquered (1947); Patricia Neal (); Raymond Massey (Mourning Becomes Electra (1947), Possessed (1947)) [ more... ]

  • Gary Cooper, Raymond Massey and Jerome Cowan also appeared together in Dallas, released in 1950.
  • Gary Cooper and Ray Collins can also be seen in You're in the Navy Now, released in 1951.
  • Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper also worked together in Bright Leaf, released in 1950.

What is the Storyline of "The Fountainhead":

Howard Roark is an individualistic architect who follows a new artistic path in the face of conformity and vulgar mediocrity.

Ellsworth Toohey, an architecture critic for The Banner newspaper, opposes Roark's individualism and volunteers to crusade in print against him. The wealthy and influential publisher, Gail Wynand, pays little attention, but approves the idea and gives Toohey a free hand.

Dominique Francon, a glamorous socialite who writes a Banner column admires Roark's [...]

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