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The Phantom of Hollywood (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  12 February 1974 (USA)
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The internationally famous Worldwide Studios (really MGM) has hit hard times and is forced to sell it's back lot to Hollywood property developers. The trouble is someone keeps killing off ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Skye Aubrey ...
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Otto Vonner / Karl Vonner
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Jonathan
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Capt. O'Neal
Peter Haskell ...
Ray Burns
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Lt. Gifford
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Roger Cross
Gary Barton ...
Duke
Corinne Calvet ...
Mrs. Wickes
Billy Halop ...
Studio Engineer
John Lupton ...
Al
Kent Taylor ...
Wickes
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Joe
Fredd Wayne ...
Clyde
Bill Williams ...
Fogel
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The internationally famous Worldwide Studios (really MGM) has hit hard times and is forced to sell it's back lot to Hollywood property developers. The trouble is someone keeps killing off the site surveyors. The studio chiefs then learn of the legend of a masked man who lives on the lot and is sworn to protect it from harm. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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El fantasma de Hollywood  »

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Features San Francisco (1936) See more »

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Over the Rainbow
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Music by Harold Arlen
Played during the dance rehearsal and at the backlot gala
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Phantom Indeed...
26 November 2011 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Interesting little TV-movie, obviously inspired by the more famous Phantom Of The Opera. Nice behind-the-scenes shots of decaying MGM sets, some even in the act of being demolished. Peppered with old stars, Jackie Coogan, etc. A nice companion piece to the William Castle's Ghost Story/Cirlce Of Fear episode "Graveyard Shift" which aired the previous year (1973) featuring John Astin and a pregnant Patty Duke Astin. Both seem to hit upon the same note - a sign of the times - the despair of the end of the Hollywood magic factories and a longing for a return to times and people lost. MGM was becoming a hotel chain and record label as Universal was devolving into television and theme parks.


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