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
Col Needham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
No Man Takes What's Mine !
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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
No madam I have nothing to say about this building. God gave you eyes and a mind which you're to use. If you fail to do so the loss is yours, not mine.
Female Party Guest
But don't you want to convince me?
Is there any reason why that should be my concern?
Referenced in Identity Thief