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Act One (1963)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 26 December 1963 (USA)
Story of the life of writer/playwright Moss Hart.

Director:

Dore Schary

Writers:

Moss Hart (book), Dore Schary
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hamilton ... Moss Hart
Jason Robards ... George S. Kaufman
Jack Klugman ... Joe Hyman
Sam Levene ... Richard Maxwell
Ruth Ford ... Beatrice Kaufman
Eli Wallach ... Warren Stone
Joseph Leon Joseph Leon ... Max Seigel
George Segal ... Lester Sweyd
Martin Wolfson ... Mr. Hart
Sam Groom ... David Starr
Sammy Smith Sammy Smith ... Sam H. Harris
Louise Larabee ... Clara Baum
David Doyle ... Oliver Fisher
Jonathan Goldsmith ... Teddy Manson (as Jonathan Lippe)
Bert Convy ... Archie Leach
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Storyline

Moss Hart's best-selling autobiography provided the basis for this colorful backstage story. The film depicts Hart as a struggling young playwright in 1929, searching for a sympathetic impresario. Although his manuscript is rejected by a Broadway tycoon, a less prominent manager finally agrees to produce it - on the condition that Hart will get George S. Kaufman, a leading comedy writer, to collaborate on the final script. Hart sets out to convince Kaufman of his play's value, and so begins one of the most famous partnerships in the American theatre. Written by alfiehitchie

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Biography | Drama

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Trivia

Anthony Perkins and Dean Jones were early contenders for role of Moss Hart. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene, set in 1929, Moss Hart (George Hamilton) listens to a news broadcast on the radio which reports that former President Theodore Roosevelt is currently in Africa on a safari. Theodore Roosevelt died in 1919, ten years earlier. Further, Theodore Roosevelt never made a trip to Asia. See more »

Crazy Credits

"Curtain" (instead of "The End") See more »

Connections

Referenced in True Romance (1993) See more »

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Who Played Kitty Carlisle?
25 January 2020 | by rusher-3See all my reviews

She was more famous as a TV game show panelist than Moss Hart ever was.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Act One See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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