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14 July 1981 (Sweden) See more »
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Fictionalized behind-the-scenes machinations of early Hollywood movie-making. | Add synopsis »
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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 (2 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mark Harmon ... Johnny Edge

Vincent Gardenia ... Peter Kessler

Morgan Fairchild ... Dulcie Warren
Brianne Leary ... Doris Kessler

Robert Picardo ... Mark Kessler

Eve Arden ... Coralee

Kaye Ballard ... Esther Kessler

Morgan Brittany ... Astrid James

Red Buttons ... Bruce Benson

Robert Culp ... Henry Farnum

Howard Duff ... Charles Slade

José Ferrer ... George Pappas

Robert Goulet ... Craig Warren
David Groh ... Rocco Salvatore

Carolyn Jones ... Vera

Fernando Lamas ... Conrad Stillman

Ray Milland ... Lawrence Radford
Jan Murray ... Murray Tucker
Chris Robinson ... Zack Larsen

Don 'Red' Barry ... Captain Casey
Lola Mason ... Harriet Farnum
George Petrie ... Fraser
Seth Wagerman ... Bobby Edge

Lauren White ... Thelma Benson
Ray Young ... Hansen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chao Li Chi ... Chinese Man
Jerry Daniels ... Waiter

Paul 'Mousie' Garner ... Baggy Pants
Jeff Greenberg ... Christie Set Director
Laura Jerome ... Nurse

Michael Kostroff ... Brooklyn A.D.
Lawrence Levine (as Larry Levine)
Marius Mazmanian ... French Film Director
Jade McCall ... Man in Bar
Frances E. Nealy ... Millie (as Frances Nealy)
Michel Pitton ... Raoul
Dorit Stevens ... Helene
Matthew Tobin ... Abortionist
Fredd Wayne ... Mr. Humber
Ouida White ... Miss McVey
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Directed by
Vincent Sherman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard De Roy 
Chester Krumholz 
Harold Robbins  novel

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

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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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4 out of 4 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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