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WUSA
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… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's too bad that the execution of this Paul Newman starring film is so poor for it raises some interesting social and political issues"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"...serves as a nostalgia-inducing oddity, a kind of scrapbook of American sensibility at the end of the 1960s, a time when there really were people ... who believed we were on the brink of revolution"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"... the film hammers home its politics with blunt force yet leaves the conspiracy drama vague, more symbolic gesture of outrage than convincing plot."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
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