Indy takes a job as assistant to a Hollywood studio executive in an attempt to earn his college fees. His job is to get flamboyant and difficult director Erich Von Stroheim to complete his latest epic on time and with the budget, or else. Written by
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Part of this episode deals with young Indiana Jones's efforts to get the megalomaniac director Erich von Stroheim (played by Dana Gladstone) to shut down production on his movie, Foolish Wives. Ironically, the cast of Foolish Wives included an actor named Harrison Ford, a well-known silent movie actor of his day (who was no relation to the actor who plays Indiana Jones). See more »
The story takes place in 1920. In the opening scene, young Indiana Jones is sitting in a movie theater, watching the chariot race from Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, which wasn't released until 1925. See more »
I have yet to see so many of these films and episodes of the TV Show. I thought I was going to be disappointed when I watched this film. I was wrong. It's not the same Indy as the Spielberg-directed films, but how could it be? Instead, this film was approached in a kind of documentary-style. Keeping in check with the other Indy films, there are, of course, recognisable elements. I particularly enjoyed the fictitious telling of the making of a John Ford film(I forget which one it was, if it was any of them). I don't think Indy is the main character in these films. He's like the missing link to tell us these stories that Mr. Lucas dreamed up. I don't think they explain certain questions that are constantly asked about older Indy, but I don't really care. That would be doing the series injustice. Each Indy adventure is approached with a James Bond-ish...approach. None of the adventures continue into the next one. I don't think there's anything wrong with that. Now, if it was Star Wars, well...
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