The Fountainhead


The Fountainhead Review

Ayn Rand's own adaptation of her highly-regarded (and extremely thick) book. While I haven't read the novel (yet--it's in my stack), the film seems faithful to her work and is certainly faithful to her spirit. Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal (in her first film) do great work and have no trouble with the objectivist mentality. In the end, all questions are answered but one: What the heck is The Fountainhead? (Turns out it's a building. D'oh!)

Facts and Figures

Run time: 114 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 2nd July 1949

Distributed by: Criterion Collection

Production compaines: Warner Bros.

Reviews 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Fresh: 10 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Howard Roark, as Dominique Francon, as Gail Wynand, as Peter Keating, as Elsworth Toohey, as Henry Cameron, as Roger Enright, as Chairman, as Alvah Scarret

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