Henry Fonda hosts this retrospective on the career and films of iconic filmmaker David O. Selznick, who epitomized the era of the auteur producer in the 30s and 40s.

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Henry Fonda hosts this retrospective on the career and films of iconic filmmaker David O. Selznick, who epitomized the era of the auteur producer in 30s and 40s Hollywood. It follows Selznick's early career at Paramount, RKO and MGM, where he had to overcome talk of nepotism on the part of father-in-law Louis B. Mayer. After earning a reputation of literary fidelity with critically acclaimed adaptations of classic novels: "David Copperfield," "Little Women," "A Tale of Two Cities," and "Anna Karenina," the dynamic producer founded his own studio, Selznick International, where he produced pictures of depth and scope including Best Picture winners "Gone with the Wind" and "Rebecca." Clips from many of his films are shown as are interviews with many of his contract artists (Gregory Peck, Ingris Bergman, Dorothy McGuire, Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Cotten, and Ingrid Bergman.) Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Jennifer Jones' name is Phyllis Walker on her screen test. Her real name was Phyllis Isely, and at the time she was married to actor Robert Walker. Ironically, after the two had separated, Jones' future husband, David O. Selznick, cynically hired Walker to play opposite the rechristened Jennifer Jones in the 1944 hit "Since You Went Away." No footage from this Selznick box office hit is shown and the film is not referred to in the documentary. See more »

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Footage showing Selznick with Victor Fleming is described as the producer making preparations for filming. The film was prepared by Selznick in collaboration with director George Cukor, not Fleming, who was working on "The Wizard of Oz" at the time. Fleming did not come on board the production until after filmimg had started and Cukor withdrew from the film. See more »

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Gregory Peck: I said to him once, uh, perhaps he ought to try a simpler picture sometime. Start off with a couple of kids on a park bench and see what he could make out of that... and he said, 'Ohm that's not for me," he said. "The trouble with meis that I-I made my, uh, masterpiece when I was quite a young man, "\'Gone with the Wind.'" He said, "I know that's going to be the lead line in my obituary." He said, "every time I make a picture, I'm trying to top 'Gone with the Wind.'" Well, uh, he didn't... but ...
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