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Inside Daisy Clover -- Natalie Wood stars in a behind-the-scenes Hollywood epic of a young singer and actress from the time of her discovery at age 15 through her triumphs and defeats.

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Director:
Writers:
Gavin Lambert (novel)
Gavin Lambert (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 May 1966 (Finland) See more »
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Tagline:
A star at 15. A has-been at 17. Who says? See more »
Plot:
A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(29 articles)
User Reviews:
The Image Maker See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Natalie Wood ... Daisy Clover

Christopher Plummer ... Raymond Swan

Robert Redford ... Wade Lewis / Lewis Wade

Ruth Gordon ... The Dealer - Mrs. Clover

Roddy McDowall ... Walter Baines
Katharine Bard ... Melora Swan
Peter Helm ... Milton Hopwood
Betty Harford ... Gloria Clover Goslett
John Hale ... Harry Goslett

Harold Gould ... Cop on Pier
Ottola Nesmith ... Dolores
Edna Holland ... Cynara
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Barrymore ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dee Carroll ... Mrs. Clover's Nurse (uncredited)
Gertrude Flynn ... Daisy's Nurse (uncredited)

Clark Gable ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Merv Griffin ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Sonja Henie ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Carole Lombard ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Myrna Loy ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Marvin Miller ... Narrator - The Daisy Clover Story (voice) (uncredited)
George N. Neise ... Director (uncredited)

Tyrone Power ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mickey Rooney ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Technician (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Mulligan 
 
Writing credits
Gavin Lambert (novel)

Gavin Lambert (screenplay)

Produced by
Alan J. Pakula .... producer
 
Original Music by
André Previn 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang 
 
Film Editing by
Aaron Stell 
 
Production Design by
Robert Clatworthy 
 
Set Decoration by
George James Hopkins 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas  (as William Thomas)
 
Makeup Department
George Bau .... makeup supervisor
Sugar Blymyer .... hair stylist: Ms. Wood (as Maryce Bates)
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
Edwin Butterworth .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Al Greenway .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
George Justin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director
Jack Cunningham .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Cunningham .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Robert Cooper .... prop master (uncredited)
Dean Tavoularis .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound
Russell Ashley .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Eugene O'Brien .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Fred Waugh .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Doran .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ralph Gerling .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dudie Maschmeyer .... key grip (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mel Traxel .... still photographer (uncredited)
Lee Wilson .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edith Head .... costume designer: Natalie Wood
Jack Bear .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Rose Brandi .... costumer: ladies (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Ann Landers .... costumer: ladies (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John Hoffman .... montage
 
Music Department
Herbert Ross .... musical numbers staging
Larry Bunker .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Russ Freeman .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milt Holland .... musician: drums (uncredited)
William Kraft .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Mitchell Lurie .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Harper MacKay .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Red Mitchell .... musician: bass (uncredited)
André Previn .... conductor (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Jackie Ward .... singing voice: Natalie Wood (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Isabel Halliburton .... assistant to producer
Howard Jeffrey .... assistant to choreographer
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Meta Rebner .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
128 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
This is an interesting movie for film buffs since many scenes feature shots in various areas and departments of Warner Bros. Studios, in Burbank, California. The actual studio appeared as the mythical "Swann Studios" in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The film is basically one big anachronism, since it features 1960s fashions, hairstyles, and music in a story supposedly set in the 1930s.See more »
Quotes:
Man on the beach:Hey, what happened back there?
Daisy Clover:[shrugs, yells] Somebody declared a war!
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Soundtrack:
You Oughta Be in PicturesSee more »

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26 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
The Image Maker, 12 July 2009
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

Almost everything about this film ... from the casting and acting, to the plot, to the musical numbers, to the costumes and hairstyles ... seems fake.

Natalie Wood, 27 years old, plays 15-year old Daisy Clover, a spunky tomboy/brat/beach bum extraordinaire. Daisy, who lives with her eccentric elderly mom, played by Ruth Gordon, in a shabby wooden trailer near the beach in Southern California, has Hollywood stars in her eyes. And when Raymond Swan (Christopher Plummer), head of The Swan Studio comes calling, Daisy jumps at the chance to be a movie star.

She leaves her mom and lets Swan remake her into America's ideal of a teenage girl. In effect, Swan Studio is Daisy's image maker. Even though surrounded by cold-blooded snakes in the movie business, Daisy is such a brat that she doesn't elicit much sympathy from me. But then I found little interest in any of the characters.

With the exception of Daisy's mom, the characters lack depth of emotion. Maybe that's the point ... Hollywood is filled with emotionally empty people. They're all image, no substance.

Set in the 1930s, the film has visuals that look straight out of the 1960s, especially relative to hairstyles and costumes. The musical numbers, though well executed, trend toward upbeat, bubble gum optimism, which is inconsistent with the film's overall thematic cynicism. I know what they're driving at with these musical numbers. But the abrupt tonal shift is jarring.

Perhaps the worst element of this film is Natalie Wood's performance. She seriously overacts. It's a performance not unlike that of Patty Duke, in "Valley Of The Dolls" (1967).

"Inside Daisy Clover" is filmed in color. It would have been more realistic had it been filmed in 1930s B&W. And the cinematography projects an annoying wide screen image.

The only thing I liked about this film is the presence of the always interesting, and unique, Ruth Gordon. Otherwise, this film is forgettable.

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