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12 February 1974 (USA) See more »
The internationally famous Worldwide Studios (really MGM) has hit hard times and is forced to sell it's back lot to Hollywood property developers... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
The Phantom Of Hollywood DVD Review
 (From Cinelinx. 7 October 2011, 12:51 PM, PDT)

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Interesting TV movie with a classic feel See more (7 total) »


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Skye Aubrey ... Randy Cross

Jack Cassidy ... Otto Vonner / Karl Vonner

Jackie Coogan ... Jonathan

Broderick Crawford ... Capt. O'Neal
Peter Haskell ... Ray Burns

John Ireland ... Lt. Gifford

Peter Lawford ... Roger Cross
Gary Barton ... Duke
Corinne Calvet ... Mrs. Wickes
Billy Halop ... Studio Engineer
John Lupton ... Al
Kent Taylor ... Wickes

Regis Toomey ... Joe
Fredd Wayne ... Clyde
Bill Williams ... Fogel
Carl Byrd ... Cameraman
Edward Cross ... Clint
Damon Douglas ... Andy
Bill Stout ... Commentator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Studio Engineer (uncredited)
George Nolan ... Pilot (uncredited)

Directed by
Gene Levitt 
Writing credits
George Schenck (teleplay)

Robert Thom (story) and
George Schenck (story)

Produced by
Gene Levitt .... producer
Burt Nodella .... executive producer
Original Music by
Leonard Rosenman 
Cinematography by
Gene Polito (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Henry Batista 
Casting by
Rachelle Farberman  (as Shelley Ellison)
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno 
Set Decoration by
Raymond Paul 
Makeup Department
Judith A. Cory .... hairdresser (as Judy Alexander)
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jim Henderling .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
Art Department
Anthony Bavero .... property master
Sound Department
Van Allen James .... sound editor
Jerry Jost .... sound
Hal Watkins .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Floydine Alexander .... costumer: women
James Linn .... costumer: men
Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor

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74 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Interesting TV movie with a classic feel, 11 January 2001
Author: Marta from United States

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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