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The Cat's Meow (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  3 May 2002 (USA)
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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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Some secrets won't stay buried. See more »

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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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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,176,936 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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Trivia

Producer Kim Bieber played the Marion Davies role (here played by Kirsten Dunst) in the stage version. See more »

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The Walther PPK pistol was not produced until 1931, nor would it have a plastic finger extension on the magazine's base plate. 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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The characters, entities, and events depicted and the names used in this motion picture are ficticious. Any similarities to any actual persons living or dead or to any actual entities or events is entirely coincidental and unintentional. See more »

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References The Lady of the Harem (1926) 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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DISASTER
18 August 2001 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

What happened to Peter Bogdanovich? Once a brilliant director, a trail blazer... is now scraping the very bottom... Is this the same man who directed "The Last Picture Show"? Here, he takes a somewhat interesting (albeit farfetched) premise, and turns it into bubble gum that loses flavor the moment you take the first bite... Dunst is not bad, but Izzard is miscast as Chaplin, and all the other actors seem to have been cast for their "looks", and not because they were right for the part. Too bad. I'll go rent "Paper Moon" again.


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