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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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Release Date:
13 May 1966 (Finland) See more »
A star at 15. A has-been at 17. Who says? See more »
A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (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)
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)
Crew verified as complete

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128 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

In the movie, Daisy is only 15 years old when she is signed by Swan Studios. At the time of the movie's release, Natalie Wood was almost twice that age: 27 years old.See more »
Anachronisms: Although the film takes place in the mid-1930's, 45 RPM records are shown. The 45 RPM record was developed by RCA Victor in 1949.See more »
Raymond Swan:[to Daisy Clover] You're as sound as a roach.See more »
Movie Connections:
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19 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
The Hollywood industry against itself!, 14 March 2000
Author: Maria-Venetia Kyritsi ( from Athens, Greece

Inside Daisy Clover is not just any movie about a wanna-be-star that has her dream come true and in the process witnesses the changes and corruption that bring her to the top. It is a movie about the movie industry itself. Actually it is the BEST movie that Hollywood has ever made about itself. Natalie Wood stars as the 15-year-old child star and manages to pull it through. She is a lot older and we all know, but there are times when just a look or a smile of hers can be nothing but as close to childhood as an adult actress could ever get. On the other hand we have Robert Redford, the young careless and unsteady lover that lifts everyone he meets to the sky and then dumps them to the ground leaving in his passage something more than pain: the realization that what is inevitable will happen and we all know it from the beginning. Somehow we wish it were different but it isn't and the end offers the only solution that could close such a movie without destroying its unique feeling. Redford's role is undoubtedly the greatest of his career. He is so young, strong and handsome that no one can resist him. And yet, there is a lot more hidden beneath his nice facade than anyone could ever think possible. Somehow he is a tortured character that finds content in hurting others but still he does it in such a way that you can't but admire him. Even the most fanatic feminist can try to persuade me he isn't the most charming - and at the same time cryptic - character even written for the big screen but the truth remains the same: like Michael Caine in Alfie we'd love to hate him but we can't! I must say the end is not exactly as dark as I would have expected it given the fact that we all know Daisy's path goes only downhill from the moment she meets Wade (Redford) but the queer thing (and what makes it a little unbelievable and lame) is that she manages to survive in such a random way that even the viewer wouldn't want her to. But that's the beauty of it all!

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