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Malcolm St. Clair
Johnny Mack Brown,
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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>
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 »
This film truly is a Hollywood story, employing real actors from the silent period and filmed on real locations throughout Hollywood and Los Angeles. There are views of buildings up and down Hollywood Blvd., including Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Roosevelt Hotel, Charlie Chaplin Studios on La Brea Ave., the Sunset Strip, Universal Studios, and the Hollywood Christmas Parade. It appears that more silent film stars shot cameos than actually made it into the film, but it still salutes and highlights the early days of Hollywood. Art direction is top notch, the acting is fine, and the story is really entertaining. The mystery is well thought out and keeps you guessing until the end. This is much more serious and top notch than the typical William Castle film.
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