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Hollywood Story (1951)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  1 June 1951 (USA)
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Hollywood 1950: The successful producer Larry O'Brian arrives in Los Angeles to found a motion picture company. He buys an old studio which was unused since the days of silent movies. He's ... See full summary »

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Larry O'Brien
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Sally Rousseau / Amanda Rousseau (as Julia Adams)
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Police Lt. Bud Lennox
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Vincent St. Clair
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Sam Collyer
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John Miller
Paul Cavanagh ...
Roland Paul
Katherine Meskill ...
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Louis Lettieri ...
Jimmy Davis
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Francis X. Bushman
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Betty Blythe
William Farnum ...
William Farnum
Helen Gibson ...
Helen Gibson
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Joel McCrea
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Hollywood 1950: The successful producer Larry O'Brian arrives in Los Angeles to found a motion picture company. He buys an old studio which was unused since the days of silent movies. He's shown the office where the famous director Franklin Farrara was shot. The case hasn't been solved until now, although there were many suspects. O'Brian becomes fascinated by the subject and wants to shoot a movie about it. He investigates himself and soon gets into danger himself. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Larry and Sally screen The Phantom of the Opera (1925), which he cites as one of the films directed by the long-ago murder victim, Franklin Ferrara. Of course, the film was actually directed by Rupert Julian, but the writers obviously felt (no doubt correctly) that audiences in 1951 would not know or remember this, plus it allowed them to reuse footage of an actual silent classic. See more »

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Referenced in The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked (2000) See more »

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8 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie as a kid, watching " The Late Show, " which was always a great old b/w movie. Years later, read about the murder of William Desmond Taylor and thought this hit awfully close to home. Taylor was a director of some note in early Hollywood, but also known to be quite the ladies' man. He was murdered in his apartment and the case was never officially solved. After his murder, the career of Mary Miles Minter, a well known Hollywood starlet was pretty much in ruins, due to several pieces of her personal belongings found at the scene of the crime, which is interesting, as studio bigwigs were called to the apartment before the police were called. Also interesting was the rumor that his now missing valet / butler / chauffeur was in reality his brother. The deceased Tayor was not who he appeared to be - he had long before abandoned a wife and child and re-invented himself. Years later, the famed Hollywood director King Vidor became interested in the mystery and worked on it for some years. His efforts were detailed in a book called " A Cast Of Killers, " well worth the read.


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