Fictionalized behind-the-scenes machinations of early Hollywood movie-making.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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 Johnny Edge (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Peter Kessler (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Dulcie Warren (2 episodes, 1980)
Brianne Leary ...
 Doris Kessler (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Mark Kessler (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Coralee (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Esther Kessler (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Astrid James (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Bruce Benson (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Henry Farnum (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Charles Slade (2 episodes, 1980)
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 George Pappas (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Craig Warren (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Rocco Salvatore (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Vera (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Conrad Stillman (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Lawrence Radford (2 episodes, 1980)
Jan Murray ...
 Murray Tucker (2 episodes, 1980)
Chris Robinson ...
 Zack Larsen (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Captain Casey (2 episodes, 1980)
Lola Mason ...
 Harriet Farnum (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Fraser (2 episodes, 1980)
Seth Wagerman ...
 Bobby Edge (2 episodes, 1980)
Lauren White ...
 Thelma Benson (2 episodes, 1980)
Ray Young ...
 Hansen (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Chinese Man (2 episodes, 1980)
Jerry Daniels ...
 Waiter (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Baggy Pants (2 episodes, 1980)
Jeff Greenberg ...
 Christie Set Director (2 episodes, 1980)
Laura Jerome ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Brooklyn A.D. (2 episodes, 1980)
Lawrence Levine
(2 episodes, 1980)
Marius Mazmanian ...
 French Film Director (2 episodes, 1980)
Jade McCall ...
 Man in Bar (2 episodes, 1980)
Frances E. Nealy ...
 Millie (2 episodes, 1980)
Michel Pitton ...
 Raoul (2 episodes, 1980)
Dorit Stevens ...
 Helene (2 episodes, 1980)
Matthew Tobin ...
 Abortionist (2 episodes, 1980)
Fredd Wayne ...
 Mr. Humber (2 episodes, 1980)
Ouida White ...
 Miss McVey (2 episodes, 1980)
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Fictionalized behind-the-scenes machinations of early Hollywood movie-making.

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The character "Johnny Edge" (Mark Harmon) is loosely based on the real life of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle. See more »

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An enjoyable miniseries about old Hollywood. Someone release this on video!
17 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember enjoying this on TV several times and look forward to having it on video. It's rarely even shown on TV anymore. Are you listening, Sony? If you don't want to release it, license it out to someone. it would make a nice DVD.

Lots of comfortably familiar faces like Kaye Ballard and Eve Arden (any Mothers-In-Law fans out there?) Morgan Fairchild and Morgan Brittany (who was in Gypsy as a kid on the same backlot) Vincent Gardenia, always likable Mark Harmon, and many more.

See the backlot and other parts of Warner Brothers (then "The Burbank Studios") which looks familiar from countless movies and TV shows... See the interior of the Hollywood Pantages as it looked in the 80s (the theatre Mel Ferrar is sitting in before his character bows out) See lots of familiar TV/movie/stage actors chewing up scenery. I don't know how faithful it is to the Harold Robbins novel, but it's good old fashioned Hollywood fun, and I recommend it as such.


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