You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

W USA

W USA has some serious liabilities, but for all of them it's a breath of fresh air.

With:
Paul Newman Joanne Woodward Anthony Perkins Laurence Harvey Pat Hingle Don Gordon

W USA has some serious liabilities, but for all of them it’s a breath of fresh air.

Title derives from call letters of New Orleans radio station which spews forth the type propaganda regularly disciplined in real life by the Federal Communications Commission.

Script is not always lucid and director Stuart Rosenberg’s pacing is numbed by needless Newman-Woodward scenes which drag pic.

The cynical profession of crowd manipulation and psychology is the primary plot line of Robert Stone’s adaptation of his novel, A Hall of Mirrors, original title of film. Newman is a drifter with radio experience. His buddy, Laurence Harvey, a con-man mission preacher, sends him to the radio station dedicated to exposing ‘welfare chiselers’ and other social evils.

As Newman’s star rises his affair with Woodward becomes strained; she, too, is a drifter but there was a chance of some happiness between the two.

W USA

Production: Paramount. Director Stuart Rosenberg; Producer Paul Newman, John Foreman; Screenplay Robert Stone; Camera Richard Moore; Editor Bob Wyman; Music Lalo Schifrin; Art Director Philip Jefferies

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 114 MIN.

With: Paul Newman Joanne Woodward Anthony Perkins Laurence Harvey Pat Hingle Don Gordon

More Film

  • Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s Unstoppable

    Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s Unstoppable Backs £250,000 Short Film Fund (EXCLUSIVE)

    W USA has some serious liabilities, but for all of them it’s a breath of fresh air. Title derives from call letters of New Orleans radio station which spews forth the type propaganda regularly disciplined in real life by the Federal Communications Commission. Script is not always lucid and director Stuart Rosenberg’s pacing is numbed […]

  • 'Canal Street' Sold to Smith Global

    'Canal Street' Sold to Smith Global for January Release (EXCLUSIVE)

    W USA has some serious liabilities, but for all of them it’s a breath of fresh air. Title derives from call letters of New Orleans radio station which spews forth the type propaganda regularly disciplined in real life by the Federal Communications Commission. Script is not always lucid and director Stuart Rosenberg’s pacing is numbed […]

  • TIFFANY HADDISH stars in "Night School,"

    Film Review: Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in 'Night School'

    W USA has some serious liabilities, but for all of them it’s a breath of fresh air. Title derives from call letters of New Orleans radio station which spews forth the type propaganda regularly disciplined in real life by the Federal Communications Commission. Script is not always lucid and director Stuart Rosenberg’s pacing is numbed […]

  • Starline Boards Igor Voloshin’s Thriller ‘The

    Starline Boards Igor Voloshin’s Thriller ‘The Cellar’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    W USA has some serious liabilities, but for all of them it’s a breath of fresh air. Title derives from call letters of New Orleans radio station which spews forth the type propaganda regularly disciplined in real life by the Federal Communications Commission. Script is not always lucid and director Stuart Rosenberg’s pacing is numbed […]

  • Alliance Entreprendre Takes Stake in About

    Alliance Entreprendre Becomes Shareholder in About Premium Content

    W USA has some serious liabilities, but for all of them it’s a breath of fresh air. Title derives from call letters of New Orleans radio station which spews forth the type propaganda regularly disciplined in real life by the Federal Communications Commission. Script is not always lucid and director Stuart Rosenberg’s pacing is numbed […]

  • Global Screen Close to Selling Out

    Global Screen Close to Selling Out on Spy Cat Movie 'Marnie’s World' (EXCLUSIVE)

    W USA has some serious liabilities, but for all of them it’s a breath of fresh air. Title derives from call letters of New Orleans radio station which spews forth the type propaganda regularly disciplined in real life by the Federal Communications Commission. Script is not always lucid and director Stuart Rosenberg’s pacing is numbed […]

  • Oscars Oscar Academy Awards Placeholder

    'Signal Rock' Set as The Philippines Oscar Contender

    W USA has some serious liabilities, but for all of them it’s a breath of fresh air. Title derives from call letters of New Orleans radio station which spews forth the type propaganda regularly disciplined in real life by the Federal Communications Commission. Script is not always lucid and director Stuart Rosenberg’s pacing is numbed […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content