Straight Line Crazy

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses was the most powerful man in New York. Though never elected to office, he manipulated those who were through a mix of guile, charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created new parks, new bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. But in the 1950s, groups of citizens at grass roots began to organize against his schemes and against the motor car, campaigning for a very different idea of what a city was and for what it should be.

Cast & Crew


Ariel Porter
Carol Amis
Finnuala Connell
Henry Vanderbilt
Jane Jacobs
Lewis Mason
Mariah Heller
Nicole Savage
Robert Moses
Shirley Hayes
Stamford Fergus


Associate Designer
Associate Director
Casting Director
Co-Costume Supervisor
Co-Costume Supervisor
Lighting Designer
Production Manager
Props Supervisor
Sound Designer
Wigs, Hair and Make-Up
Sandy McQuade


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Photo credits

  • Ralph Fiennes as Robert Moses by Manuel Harlan, Creative Commons Attribution


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