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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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An enjoyable miniseries about old Hollywood. Someone release this on video! See more (3 total) »

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 .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1980)
Lee Chaney .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Richard Friedman .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Gene Garvin .... sound 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 .... sound 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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
An enjoyable miniseries about old Hollywood. Someone release this on video!, 17 February 2006
Author: Cinema Sightlines from United States

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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