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Release Date:
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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Was this movie actually a covert way to film the backlot destruction? 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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Was this movie actually a covert way to film the backlot destruction?, 28 January 2009
Author: Wayne H. Fitzgerald from Ireland

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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