The long and prolific career of Darryl F. Zanuck, film pioneer and founder of Twentieth CEntury Fox is chronicled from his troubled childhood in Wahoo, Nebraska, through his service in World War One and early career as writer and rise to become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood through home and archival movies, interviews with family and co-workers, and clips from his films. Richard Kiley narrates. Written by
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Darryl F. Zanuck arrived in Hollywood with a trunk full of short stories and a head full of dreams, and he became one of the most powerful, feared, and respected men in the history of motion pictures. Zanuck led Twentieth Century Fox, the studio he founded, with a fierce dedication to his own convictions.