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Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, Biography  |  14 February 2001 (USA)
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Well, Was She Or Wasn't She?
15 July 2015 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

With a considerable amount of earnest determination, this 60-minute documentary about actress Marion Davies tried to do 3 things (which I've listed below).

(1) It tried to dispel the negative image Davis earned from the public by being William Randolph Hearst's mistress for over 30 years. Davies was just 20 when she met Hearst, who was 54 at the time.

(2) It also tried to convince the viewer that Davies was an exceptionally gifted actress, especially in "Screwball" comedy roles. Hearst definitely believed Davies to be an extraordinary actress and he certainly spent millions trying to convince the public that she was, as well.

(3) It tried to prove that the comparison that's been repeatedly made between the real-life Marion Davies and the character, Susan Alexander, in Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" was completely erroneous. According to this documentary, Davies was everything that Alexander wasn't, and then some.

Anyway - I, for one, don't know why (40 years after her death) that it was looked upon as being such a big deal to make this documentary about Davies in order to rectify some (apparently) serious misconceptions about her.

I mean, who in this day and age really cares one way, or the other. I sure don't. Do you?


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