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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
14 July 1981 (Sweden) See more »
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Plot:
Fictionalized behind-the-scenes machinations of early Hollywood movie-making.
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast [40])

Mark Harmon ... Johnny Edge (2 episodes, 1980)

Vincent Gardenia ... Peter Kessler (2 episodes, 1980)

Morgan Fairchild ... Dulcie Warren (2 episodes, 1980)
Brianne Leary ... Doris Kessler (2 episodes, 1980)

Robert Picardo ... Mark Kessler (2 episodes, 1980)

Eve Arden ... Coralee (2 episodes, 1980)

Kaye Ballard ... Esther Kessler (2 episodes, 1980)

Morgan Brittany ... Astrid James (2 episodes, 1980)

Red Buttons ... Bruce Benson (2 episodes, 1980)

Robert Culp ... Henry Farnum (2 episodes, 1980)

Howard Duff ... Charles Slade (2 episodes, 1980)

José Ferrer ... George Pappas (2 episodes, 1980)

Robert Goulet ... Craig Warren (2 episodes, 1980)

David Groh ... Rocco Salvatore (2 episodes, 1980)

Carolyn Jones ... Vera (2 episodes, 1980)

Fernando Lamas ... Conrad Stillman (2 episodes, 1980)

Ray Milland ... Lawrence Radford (2 episodes, 1980)
Jan Murray ... Murray Tucker (2 episodes, 1980)

Chris Robinson ... Zack Larsen (2 episodes, 1980)

Don 'Red' Barry ... Captain Casey (2 episodes, 1980)
Lola Mason ... Harriet Farnum (2 episodes, 1980)

George Petrie ... Fraser (2 episodes, 1980)
Seth Wagerman ... Bobby Edge (2 episodes, 1980)
Lauren White ... Thelma Benson (2 episodes, 1980)
Ray Young ... Hansen (2 episodes, 1980)

Chao Li Chi ... Chinese Man (2 episodes, 1980)
Jerry Daniels ... Waiter (2 episodes, 1980)

Paul 'Mousie' Garner ... Baggy Pants (2 episodes, 1980)
Jeff Greenberg ... Christie Set Director (2 episodes, 1980)
Laura Jerome ... Nurse (2 episodes, 1980)

Michael Kostroff ... 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)

Series Directed by
Vincent Sherman (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard De Roy (2 episodes, 1980)
Chester Krumholz (2 episodes, 1980)
Harold Robbins (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
Hugh Benson .... producer (2 episodes, 1980)
Larry Kostroff .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1980)
Milton Sperling .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Original Music by
George Duning (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gerald Perry Finnerman (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Film Editing by
Donald Douglas (2 episodes, 1980)
Richard Van Enger Jr. (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Casting by
Jerold Franks (2 episodes, 1980)
Al Onorato (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Art Direction by
John Beckman (2 episodes, 1980)
Ross Bellah (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John H. Anderson (2 episodes, 1980)
Audrey A. Blasdel (2 episodes, 1980)
Lowell Chambers (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Costume Design by
Grady Hunt (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Laura Lee Grubich .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1980)
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 1980)
Karl Silvera .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Production Management
Larry Kostroff .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Aldworth .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1980)
Robert M. Rolsky .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Art Department
John Sexton .... property master (2 episodes, 1980)
John Sweeney .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Sound Department
Don Cahn .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1980)
Lee Chaney .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Richard Friedman .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Gene Garvin .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1980)
Larry Kaufman .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Steve Olsen .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... cable person (2 episodes, 1980)
Richard Wagner .... production sound mixer (2 episodes, 1980)
James G. Williams .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Special Effects by
Marcel Vercoutere .... special effects (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Calloway .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1980)
Walter Cripps Jr. .... key grip (2 episodes, 1980)
Anthony Pistone .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cliff Chally .... wardrobe: men (2 episodes, 1980)
Patricia Zinn Etheridge .... wardrobe: women (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Editorial Department
Abe Lincoln Jr. .... assistant film editor (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Location Management
Louis H. Goldstein .... location manager (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Music Department
Erma E. Levin .... music editor (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Transportation Department
Leif Sand .... transportation captain (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Other crew
Rosemarie Clemente-Johnstone .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1980)
Tad Tadlock .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1980)
 

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USA:240 min
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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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sorry, pal, Sony's asleep, 12 August 2014
Author: RavenGlamDVDCollector from South Africa

Message to the first of the other two reviewers:

Sony doesn't listen to ardent fans. It doesn't give one little flying f**k to our pitiful cries for the re-issuing of beloved film. It cares not one little damn. Neither does any of the other big names. Neither does the network executives. It's all about the quest for your dollar in the most mainstream way. They catch more fish when we're all in the same barrel.

No use hoping, we will never see our old favorites restored to the full glory that is DVD. Just the new stuff, for the bleating sheep out there, ooh Spiderman 2, ooh Iron Man 3, ooh screw that stupid sh** 4...

Look, they pulled the plug on THE SECRET CIRCLE and threw away the key. And if they could do that, what chance does THE DREAM MERCHANTS have?

I saw it years ago when it was still new. I just vaguely remember that Morgan Fairchild was in it. The only real scene I remember is that of a (director?) pleading: "If I don't see it down here, how is anybody gonna see it up there?"*, referring to an actress's indifference to the camera.

But we are well into the next century now, and even if my life depended on getting to see this one more time... (give a long, world-weary sigh, wipe away a tear, go make some coffee)

Hang on to your dear memories, my friend!

*perhaps not the exact words, but something to that effect.

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