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Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

Approved | | Drama, Music, Romance | 13 May 1966 (Finland)
A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.



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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »



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Complete credited cast:
Raymond Swan
The Dealer - Mrs. Clover
Walter Baines
Katharine Bard ...
Melora Swan
Peter Helm ...
Milton Hopwood
Betty Harford ...
Gloria Clover Goslett
John Hale ...
Harry Goslett
Cop on Pier
Ottola Nesmith ...


Daisy Clover is a 15 year old Tomboy who dreams of being a Hollywood star. After auditioning for producer Raymond Swan of Swan studios she becomes the toast of Hollywood. Daisy must then come to terms with her new found fame and the 1930's Hollywood star treatment. Written by Kelly

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A star at 15. A has-been at 17. Who says? See more »


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Release Date:

13 May 1966 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Intimidades de una adolescente  »

Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Most of Natalie Wood's singing voice was dubbed by vocalist Jackie Ward. However, Wood herself sings the intro to "You're Gonna Hear From Me" for the screen test version of the tune. See more »


In the opening scene, Natalie Wood's character, Daisy Clover, leans back on what is supposed to look like a cement wall of graffiti. When she leans back, the wall leans with her revealing it is made of fabric. See more »


Daisy Clover: [as the cop drives away] SOME PEOPLE GOT NO SENSE OF HUMOR!
The Dealer - Mrs. Clover: Yeah!
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Spoofed in Legend Part 2 (1990) See more »


The Circus Is a Wacky World
Written by André Previn
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Performed by Natalie Wood (dubbed by Jackie Ward)
Arranged by Alexander Courage
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A strange, but great film
31 March 2009 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

A decidedly odd film that is wonderfully script and filmed, with lovely performances from Natalie Wood, Robert Redford and Christopher Plummer (of course). Upon first viewing this film I thought it to be rather strange because it is very unlike most movies I have seen. It tells the story of the tomboyish Daisy Clover in such a truthful and sometimes upsetting manner that you have to adjust to it. It is also very unsettling and rather thrilling to see Christopher Plummer as a sort of villain or The Prince of Darkness as Robert Redford's character calls him. His manic wife is also brilliant, especially in the scene where she gives her drunken confession to Daisy about her affair with Robert Redford. But of course this film would not be half of what it is without the great and adventurous acting skills of Natalie Wood, who was able to be a convincing fifteen year old when she was in her late twenties. The end of the film is perfect, and shows that Daisy Clover is truly a free spirit. I highly recommend this film to all of those who loved Natalie Wood and such films as Bare Foot Contessa.

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