Individualistic and idealistic architect Howard Roark is expelled from college because his designs fail to fit with existing architectural thinking. He seems unemployable but finally lands a job with like-minded Henry Cameron, however within a few years Cameron drinks himself to death, warning Roark that the same fate awaits unless he compromises his ideals. Roark is determined to retain his artistic integrity at all costs. Written by
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Did You Know?
The film's failure was largely attributed to Gary Cooper
, who at 47 was much older than his twenty-something character and was considered by many critics to be unconvincing playing a man with high ideals. See more
When Roark is drilling rock in the quarry, he is doing so without any eye protection. See more
You can't hope to survive unless you learn how to compromise. Now, watch me! In just a few short years I'll shoot to the top of the architectural profession because I'm going to give the public what it wants.