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The Phantom of Hollywood (1974)

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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 ...
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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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12 February 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El fantasma de Hollywood  »

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Features Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) See more »

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That's Entertainment
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Music by Arthur Schwartz
Played at the backlot gala
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Was this movie actually a covert way to film the backlot destruction?
28 January 2009 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Is it possible, that as money was so tight at what was left of MGM, this was used as funding for the filming of the destruction of the sets, as the historical importance was too much to not record for posterity? One final historical record, of a studio destruction. I'm not aware of the demolition of half of Elstree or MGM British being filmed.

The film just screams that the meagre budget is being stretched, by the last few people left in the gigantic studio complex.

Think of the way you feel when your company is shutting down, or when you have to clearout a loved ones house before you have to sell it, after them living there for decades. This is the feeling in this movie...


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