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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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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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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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Interesting TV movie with a classic feel
11 January 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately, they were permanently dismantling the old back lot on the MGM studio property when this was being filmed, since the land had been sold to developers, so you watch as a grand old Hollywood institution is methodically destroyed and forever lost. If not for that, this movie would be only an interesting oddity. You see many Hollywood film sets from the old days of the cinema, juxtaposed against their present-day condition, and then you see them demolished. Today, it makes for sad viewing when you realize what history is being thrown away.

The movie itself is fairly good; the premise being that there is a legend of a phantom who protects the studio when it's in danger. The workmen begin disappearing, and a studio exec starts to delve into the history of the studio to try and find out who's doing the killing.

This screams 70's TV movie while you're watching it, but it's a decent film despite that. Jack Cassidy is good, as usual, in the part of the aging film star; he has ego to spare and fits the part extremely well. There are many old Hollywood stars in it, like Broderick Crawford, Jackie Coogan, Peter Lawford, John Ireland, Elisah Cook, Jr., and Billy Halop. All in all, it's a film that is more important than it would have been otherwise, just because of the historic film sets in it that can't be seen anymore. I enjoy this movie immensely, and everyone I talk with about it remembers it fondly. It's worth a look if you can find it.


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