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Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.

Director:

Robert Mulligan

Writers:

Gavin Lambert (novel), Gavin Lambert (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Natalie Wood ... Daisy Clover
Christopher Plummer ... Raymond Swan
Robert Redford ... Wade Lewis / Lewis Wade
Ruth Gordon ... The Dealer - Mrs. Clover
Roddy McDowall ... Walter Baines
Katharine Bard Katharine Bard ... Melora Swan
Peter Helm ... Milton Hopwood
Betty Harford Betty Harford ... Gloria Clover Goslett
John Hale John Hale ... Harry Goslett
Harold Gould ... Cop on Pier
Ottola Nesmith ... Dolores
Edna Holland ... Cynara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Philip Dayton ... John
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Storyline

Daisy Clover is a 15 year old Tomboy who dreams of being a Hollywood star. After auditioning for producer Raymond Swan of Swan studios she becomes the toast of Hollywood. Daisy must then come to terms with her new found fame and the 1930's Hollywood star treatment. Written by Kelly

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The story of what they did to a kid... See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Intimidades de una adolescente See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place from August 24, 1936 to July 1938. See more »

Goofs

The film is basically one big anachronism, since it features 1960s fashions, hairstyles, and music in a story supposedly set in the 1930s. See more »

Quotes

The Dealer - Mrs. Clover: [to Gloria] Go away, go away!
[closes trailer door]
Gloria Clover Goslett: She's gotten worse.
Daisy Clover: How the hell would you know? You haven't seen her for over a year!
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Soundtracks

The Circus Is a Wacky World
(uncredited)
Written by André Previn
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Performed by Natalie Wood (dubbed by Jackie Ward)
Arranged by Alexander Courage
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Pointless and Deceptive
12 July 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"Inside Daisy Clover" is a pointless and deceptive film with Natalie Wood in the lead role of Daisy Clover. The story has the intention to criticize the Hollywood industry but never works. Daisy Clover is a naive barefooted teenager tomboy that lives in a shack nearby the sea with her insane mother that out of the blue is discovered as a singer by Hollywood producer Raymond Swan and promoted to be the America´s darling in 1936 (meaning in the Depression decade). Like in any other business, she has to follow procedures. She becomes famous and has to protect her image. But she is rebel and does not accept the fate of her mother in an institution; and makes bad choices in love. Therefore this film is a huge disappointment that looks like a Mexican soap opera. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "À Procura do Destino" ("Seeking the Destiny")


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