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>
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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 Cameron smashes the window in Roark's office, you can see that the flag outside the window flying in the skyline is not rippling and therefore is part of a photographic backdrop rather than a live location. See more
I don't give or ask for help!
Referenced in Lost in America