MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,748 this week

The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928)

 |  Short, Drama  |  17 June 1928 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 693 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 4 critic

This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead),... See full summary »

Writers:

(concept), (concept)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 17 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 26 Oct 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 06 Dec 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928)

The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism.

Director: Germaine Dulac
Stars: Alex Allin, Genica Athanasiou, Lucien Bataille
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals.

Director: Herbert Brenon
Stars: Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Stewart Granger, Pier Angeli, Stanley Baker
Emak-Bakia (1927)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard appears from time to time carrying the news of the day. Then, an eye. A woman in a car ... See full summary »

Director: Man Ray
Stars: Kiki of Montparnasse, Jacques Rigaut
Regen (1929)
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Rain falls on a Dutch city.

Directors: Mannus Franken, Joris Ivens
H2O (1929)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A study on water, the reflections and motions of the liquid that accentuates its ethereality and metallic beauty.

Director: Ralph Steiner
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine.

Director: Hans Richter
Stars: Werner Graeff, Walter Gronostay, Paul Hindemith
Accident (1928)
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Ernö Metzner
Stars: Heinrich Gotho, Eva Schmid-Kayser, Sybille Schmitz
Hanka (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Slavko Vorkapich
Stars: Vera Gregovic, Jovan Milicevic, Mira Stupica
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa. Meanwhile, far from Paris, two men with masked faces play dice in a bar. They decide ... See full summary »

Director: Man Ray
Stars: Georges Auric, Le Comte de Beaumont, Le Vicomte de Noailles
Fuji (1974)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Robert Breer
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Experimental film, white specks and shapes gyrating over a black background, a light-striped torso, a gyrating eggcrate. One of the first Dadaist films.

Director: Man Ray
Stars: Kiki of Montparnasse
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jules Raucourt ...
9413 (as Raucourt)
George Voya ...
The Star (as Voya)
Edit

Storyline

This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead), after which he dies and goes on to Heaven where the number is removed. Written by George Schneiderman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

avant garde | number in title | See All (2) »

Genres:

Short | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

17 June 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Hollywood Extra  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Wilson: The Life and Death of a Hollywood Extra (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

interesting short
10 July 2001 | by (Grenoble, France) – See all my reviews

This experimental short film (around 1000') demonstrates some clever techniques for the time. Note the crossed title sequence so that neither director has top bill.

The camera work is by Gregg Toland who would later film Citizen Kane and Wuthering Heights. Rumour has it that the half lighting so characteristic of Toland's later work was achieved by accident when one of the two lights blew!

There is some interesting hand held camera work in there too.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Rather nice LynchNut77

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?