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The Cat's Meow (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 3 May 2002 (USA)
Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.

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In November of 1924, a mysterious Hollywood death occurred aboard media mogul William Randolph Hearst's yacht. Included among the famous guests that weekend were, Charlie Chaplin, Hearst's mistress, starlet Marion Davies, the studio system creator, producer Thomas Ince, and feared gossip columnist, Louella Parsons. Written by Carol Lewis, Producer

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A Triangle... A Murder... A Secret... Don't Tell. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality, a scene of violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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3 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Everybody Charleston  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$111,037 (USA) (12 April 2002)

Gross:

$3,176,936 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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The costuming and sets were designed with as little color as possible to give the illusion of a black and white film. This was to make up for the fact that the film wasn't allowed to be filmed in black and white as originally planned. See more »

Goofs

In the opening of the film, Chaplin's hair is wind-blown in wide shots and neat in the close-ups. See more »

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[first lines]
Man in crowd: Stop pushing! Stop pushing!
[unintelligible yells from crowd]
Man in crowd: Please, calm down!
Elinor Glyn: [voiceover] In November of 1924, during a weekend yacht party bound for San Diego, a mysterious death occurred within the Hollywood community. However there was no coverage in the press, no police action, and of the fourteen passengers on board only one was ever questioned by authorities. Little evidence exists now or existed at the time to support any version of those weekend events. History has been ...
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to the people of Kyparissi; Captain Kostas and the crew of the yacht "Marala" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.6 (2003) See more »

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Stumbling
(1922)
Performed by Ian Whitcomb & His Bungalow Boys
Written by Zez Confrey
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group
A Unit of BMG Entertainment
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Awful. Bad acting, no emotional connections to characters... what is the movie supposed to be anyway?
27 October 2001 | by (Charlottesville, VA) – See all my reviews

Kirsten Dunst is terribly overrated as an actress. You can tell always she's just "acting". I like Izzard though. Plot is awfully boring. The viewer has no real connections to the characters, never knowing who to really sympathize with, or even care about. Slow, dull movie, with some laughs, but few and not very funny anyway. Plot is not engaging or suspenseful in the least. You can see each plot turn coming a mile away. What is this movie supposed to be? Comedy? Drama? Who cares? You won't by the end of this film.


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