Cradle Will Rock

Synopsis: In 1930s New York Orson Welles tries to stage a musical on a steel strike under the Federal Theater Program despite pressure from an establishment fearful of industrial unrest and red activity. Meanwhile Nelson Rockefeller gets the foyer of his company headquarters decorated and an Italian countess sells paintings for Mussolini.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Tim Robbins
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  5 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
132 min

I don't know a lot of Negro Scots.

Oh, Gray dear,

you don't know a lot of Negro anything.


Oh, dear. I know.

I had a call last night.

- Not you, thank God.

- What is?

Steel strike. Labor riots.

Well, the reception for

the Italian exhibit is today, noon.

- Italian exhibit at noon.

- Please don't be late.

- Carlo and I are going to see a theatrical producer today.

- Mm, theatrical producer?

- To learn about the artistic process.

- Artistic process?

- Yes.

- What time is the exhibit?


I'll be there, darling.

- Dad, when is Mommy coming home?

- In a couple of days.

- "Churn. "

- C-H-U-R-N.

- What's the baby's name?

- "Person. "

- P-E-R-S-O-N.

- What's the baby's name?

- Antonio. You like that?

- Yeah.

- A-I-N-T-I-N-O?

- What?

Excuse me, miss.

Is this line for to get job?

- I think so.

- I am carpenter. I work with my hands.

- It is good government wants to build.

- Yeah.

- I build with wood. What you do?

- Yeah?

I think this might be the wrong line.

This line is for theater.

- It's for actors and musicians, I believe.

- You're actress?

Yeah. Is this the right line

for the Federal Theater Project?

I think this is

the line for everything.

- Are there other lines?

- There's other lines inside.

- Are there lines for theater jobs inside?

- I believe so.

- I work anywhere. I dig ditches, pour slag, act.

- Flanagan?

- Does not matter.

- Mrs. Flanagan!

Mrs. Flanagan.

- Aren't you Hallie Flanagan?

- Yes. Mr...

- Beaver. I'm a beaver.

- Mr. Beaver, what can I do for you?

Well, I'm completely embarrassed,

but I heard you'd be here today,

and I'm a playwright,

and I've written a children's play.

It's called Revolt Of the Beavers,

and I want to know if you'd read it.

- Absolutely. You have to fill out submission forms.

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Tim Robbins

Timothy Francis Robbins (born October 16, 1958) is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and musician. He is well known for his portrayal of Andy Dufresne in the prison drama film The Shawshank Redemption (1994). His other roles include Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham, Jacob Singer in Jacob's Ladder, Griffin Mill in The Player, and Dave Boyle in Mystic River, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and for directing films such as Dead Man Walking and Bob Roberts, both of which received critical acclaim. In 2015, he played Secretary of State Walter Larson in the HBO comedy The Brink, and in 2018 he portrayed Greg Boatwright in Alan Ball's drama series Here and Now. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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