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Elia Kazan's Splendor in the Grass is the dramatic coming-of-age tale of two teenage lovers torn apart by the repression of 1920s Kansas. It was won William Inge an Oscar for best original screenplay. The film stars Natalie Wood in the role of the fragile Wilma - a portrayal that earned her an Oscar nomination - and Warren Beatty in his screen debut as the handsome, well-to-do Bud Stamper.
A Face in the Crowd satirically charts Lonesome Rhodes' (Andy Griffith) ride from obscure Arkansas' hobo to drunk-on-fame overnight media sensation, due in large to Patricia Neal's talent scouting. This tale of media seduction also stars Walter Matthau, Lee Remick and Patricia Neal.