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Paul Newman served as co-producer of this allegorical drama and stars as Rheinhardt, a opportunistic drifter who ends up in New Orleans and hits up his old friend Farley (Laurence Harvey), a con man-turned-phony preacher, for a job. Farley is able to get Rheinhardt hired on as an announcer at a local radio station, WUSA, but the station is a right-wing propaganda mill that devotes its air time to venomous tirades against political and social progress. Rheinhardt is happy to be making decent money, and he makes the friendly acquaintance of a local working girl, Geraldine (Joanne Woodward), so he refuses to look his gift horse in the mouth. However, when he finds out that WUSA is actually involved in shadowy political actions, he is at a loss for what to do, especially after a naïve and troubled social worker (Anthony Perkins) is tricked into starting a race riot. Robert Stone wrote the screenplay, adapted from his novel A Hall of Mirrors. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Paul Newman
as Rheinhardt
Joanne Woodward
as Geraldine
Anthony Perkins
as Rainey
Laurence Harvey
as Farley
Pat Hingle
as Bingamon
Don Gordon
as Bogdanovich
Leigh French
as Girl
Cloris Leachman
as Philomene
Moses Gunn
as Clotho
Wayne Rogers
as Minter
Robert Quarry
as Noonan
Skip Young
as Jimmy Snipe
Tol Avery
as Senator
Susan Batson
as Teenaged Girl
Hal Baylor
as Shorty
Lucille Benson
as Matron
Jim Boles
as Hot Dog Vendor
Zara Cully
as White-Haired Woman
Geoffrey Edwards
as Irving
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Paul Hampton
as Rusty Fargo
David Huddleston
as Heavy Man
Clifton James
as Speed
Diane Ladd
as Barmaid at Railroad Station
Geraldine West
Bruce Cabot
as King Wolyoe
Lucille Benson
as Matron
David Huddleston
as Heavy Man
Tol Avery
as Senator
Hal Baylor
as Shorty
Diane Ladd
as Barmaid at Railroad Station
Zara Cully
as White-Haired Woman
Clifton James
as Speed
Susan Batson
as Teenaged Girl
Paul Hampton
as Rusty Fargo
Jim Boles
as Hot Dog Vendor
Geoffrey Edwards
as Irving

Crew

Stuart Rosenberg
Director
John C. Foreman
Producer
Hank Moonjean
Producer
Paul Newman
Producer
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Lalo Schifrin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bob Wyman
Editor
William Kiernan
Set Designer
William Travilla
Costume Designer
Richard Portman
Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Jost
Sound/Sound Designer
Hank Moonjean
First Assistant Director
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