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The Last Tycoon ()


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F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

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Monroe Stahr
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Rodriguez
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Pat Brady
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Didi
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Brimmer
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Boxley
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Fleishacker
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Red Ridingwood
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Kathleen Moore
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Wylie
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Cecilia Brady
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Popolos
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Marcus
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Tour Guide
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Doctor
Diane Shalet ...
Stahr's Secretary
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Seal Trainer
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Edna (as Angelica Huston)
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Brady's Secretary
Sharon Masters ...
Brady's Secretary
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Norman
Leslie Curtis ...
Mrs. Rodriguez
Lloyd Kino ...
Butler
Brendan Burns ...
Assistant Editor
Carrie Miller ...
Ladly in Restaurant
Peggy Feury ...
Hairdresser
Betsy Jones-Moreland ...
Lady Writer
Patricia Singer ...
Girl on Beach
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Stahr's Secretary (as Pamela Seamon)
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Monroe stahrs secretary (uncredited)
Jack Berle ...
Executive (uncredited)
Don Brodie ...
Extra on Set (uncredited)
Nick Cairis ...
Man at Front Table (uncredited)
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Executive (uncredited)
Jester Hairston ...
Waiter in Stahr's Office (uncredited)
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Studio Executive (uncredited)
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Film Crew Member (uncredited)
Montana Smoyer ...
Disgruntled Lady on Elevator (uncredited)
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Man at Dailies (uncredited)

Directed by

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Elia Kazan

Written by

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F. Scott Fitzgerald ... (novel)
 
Harold Pinter ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Sam Spiegel ... producer

Music by

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Maurice Jarre

Cinematography by

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Victor J. Kemper

Film Editing by

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Richard Marks

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton

Production Design by

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Gene Callahan

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Jack T. Collis

Set Decoration by

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Jerry Wunderlich

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Anna Hill Johnstone
Anthea Sylbert

Makeup Department

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Gary Liddiard ... makeup artist
Jean Burt Reilly ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Lloyd Anderson ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gary Daigler ... second assistant director
Daniel McCauley ... first assistant director (as Danny McCauley)
Ron Wright ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Frank L. Brown ... set dressing lead man (uncredited)
Gary L. King ... propmaker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Larry Jost ... sound mixer
Barbara Fallick Marks ... sound editor (as Barbara Marks)
Ronald Poore ... sound editor
Robert M. Reitano ... sound editor (as Robert Reitano)
Winston Ryder ... sound editor
Dick Vorisek ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Henry Millar ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ray De La Motte ... first assistant camera
Earl Gilbert ... gaffer
Marcia Reed ... still photographer
Bob Rose ... key grip
Robert C. Thomas ... camera operator
Ronald L. Vargas Jr. ... assistant camera

Music Department

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Joseph Glassman ... music editor
Maurice Jarre ... conductor

Transportation Department

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Joseph Sullivan ... driver

Other crew

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Karen Hale Wookey ... script supervisor (as Karen Wookey)
Daniel McCauley ... title designer

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Young film producer, Monroe Stahr, is a rising star in 1930's Hollywood due to his ability to get anything he envisions done even if it means breaking a few rules. The latest film he's working on stars two popular actors, Rodriguez and Didi, and everyone is sure it'll be a smashing hit when it's done. The times are changing however, since the first guilds and unions are being formed in Hollywood, but Stahr is still sticking to his old ways of doing things in spite of that. His main opponent becomes a union organizer, Brimmer, but Stahr finds ways to deal with him as well. However, in his hubris, Stahr crosses one red line too many when he falls for a young troubled engaged woman called Kathleen Moore and neglects Cecilia Brady, the young daughter of studio executive and Stahr's boss, Pat Brady. Pat becomes furious over this as well as Stahr's other misbehavings and makes it his mission to take Stahr down. Due to all the pressure, Stahr's health starts failing as well. The film is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's last novel The Last Tycoon that was never finished. The character of Monroe Stahr is based on Irving Thalberg, the production chief at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) film studio during the late 1920's and 1930's. The character of Pat Brady is based on Louis B. Mayer himself, the legendary co-founder of MGM.

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Taglines He has the power to make anyone's dream come true... except his own. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le dernier nabab (France)
  • Der letzte Tycoon (Germany)
  • El último magnate (Spain)
  • Der letzte Tycoon (Austria)
  • Последний магнат (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 123 min
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Budget $5,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Robert Mitchum was bemused by Robert De Niro's habit of remaining in character all day, and nicknamed the young Method actor "Kid Monroe". Mitchum also recalled that Ray Milland gave anyone with hair a hard time. See more »
Goofs Ingrid Boulting's hairstyle changes between the scene with the performing seal and the scene at Monroe's uncompleted beach house. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998). See more »
Soundtracks My Silent Love See more »
Quotes Brimmer: I always wanted to hit ten million dollars.
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