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Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

Approved | | Drama, Music, Romance | 27 April 1966 (Italy)
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A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.


Robert Mulligan


Gavin Lambert (screenplay), Gavin Lambert (novel)
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





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 ... 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


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 »


Drama | Music | Romance


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Did You Know?


Natalie Wood and Robert Redford co-starred in This Property Is Condemned (1966) the following year and she played herself in a surprise guest appearance in Redford's The Candidate (1972). See more »


The scene in which Wood has a nervous breakdown while "looping" (re-recording) her own singing voice has the process backwards: By the 1930s, movie musicals had learned to pre-record their star's vocals, then have them lip-sync to the track on camera. See more »


[first lines]
Daisy Clover: [monologue narration thoughts while sitting on a trash can in an alley] The 24th of August, 1936; Angel Beach California, USA, the world, the universe; Angel Beach. Happy birthday Daisy Clover. I'm 15 today, but I won't let it go to my head. I'm still the same happy, adjusted, polite young lady. People say I'm quite sophisticated for my age. That's only skin deep. Underneath the veneer, Ill bet my simple, healthy instincts against yours any day!
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The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Daisy's mother runs off to the fortune teller
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Inside Daisy Clover is a 4 Leaf
20 July 2002 | by jam-14See all my reviews

A rather strange film upon revisit. For those who have loved Aldrich's LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE and BAREFOOT CONTESSA--This one is for you. Granted Natalie Wood is playing young when the actress was in her late 20's--but her legend is alive and well in this film. Plummer is amazing, as is the actress who plays his manic depressive wife. The film is beautifully shot in and around LA, and the Kurt Weill'ish musical score by Previn is superb. A decidedly campy look inside the film studios of the Forties, but intriguing, interestingly acted, superbly scored, photographed, and one of those strange films in which the leading lady who died tragically offers many amazing moments to remember. The film was horribly reviewed when it was first released--but time and the personal stories, both successful and tragic, of many of its actors, give the film a certain fascination in 2002. Unfortunately it has not yet been released on DVD--but it must be seen in wide screen and not in the pan and scan version available on VHS. Gavin Lambert did the screenplay based on his own novel. . .and it works.

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27 April 1966 (Italy) See more »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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