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Cradle Will Rock,The Trailer

The Cradle Will Rock is the latest offering from Tim Robbins. He both directs and wrote this movie, although its based on a controversial 1937 Orson Welles play of the same name.

The Cradle Will Rock is the latest offering from Tim Robbins. He both directs and wrote this movie, although its based on a controversial 1937 Orson Welles play of the same name. As one might expect from the famously left-wing star, the controversy surrounding the play stemmed from the somewhat critical view of capitalism it portrays. John Cusack plays Nelson Rockefeller, and the film also stars Hank Azaria, Bill Murray, Joan Cusack, Susan Sarandon and other equally high-caliber actors.

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01-01-1998

Synopsis

The true story of how Orson Welles and the Federal Theatre Project tried to stage Marc Blitzstein's socialist musical 'The Cradle Will Rock', only to have the theatre closed down by their political opponents shortly before the opening night - an act of censorship which left Welles and his colleagues no choice but to search for an empty theatre where they might try to put on the show without sets or costumes. Written and directed by Tim Robbins, 'Cradle Will Rock' provides a panorama of social, political and artistic life in Depression-era New York and features portrayals of such famous names as tycoon Nelson Rockefeller and painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

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07-07-2011