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The Dream Merchants 

Fictionalized behind-the-scenes machinations of early Hollywood movie-making.
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1980  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Mark Harmon ...  Johnny Edge 2 episodes, 1980
Vincent Gardenia ...  Peter Kessler 2 episodes, 1980
Morgan Fairchild ...  Dulcie Warren 2 episodes, 1980
Brianne Leary Brianne Leary ...  Doris Kessler 2 episodes, 1980
Robert Picardo ...  Mark Kessler 2 episodes, 1980
Eve Arden ...  Coralee 2 episodes, 1980
Kaye Ballard ...  Esther Kessler 2 episodes, 1980
Morgan Brittany ...  Astrid James 2 episodes, 1980
Red Buttons ...  Bruce Benson 2 episodes, 1980
Robert Culp ...  Henry Farnum 2 episodes, 1980
Howard Duff ...  Charles Slade 2 episodes, 1980
José Ferrer ...  George Pappas 2 episodes, 1980
Robert Goulet ...  Craig Warren 2 episodes, 1980
David Groh ...  Rocco Salvatore 2 episodes, 1980
Carolyn Jones ...  Vera 2 episodes, 1980
Fernando Lamas ...  Conrad Stillman 2 episodes, 1980
Ray Milland ...  Lawrence Radford 2 episodes, 1980
Jan Murray Jan Murray ...  Murray Tucker 2 episodes, 1980
Chris Robinson ...  Zack Larsen 2 episodes, 1980
Don 'Red' Barry ...  Capt. Casey 2 episodes, 1980
Lola Mason Lola Mason ...  Harriet Farnum 2 episodes, 1980
George Petrie ...  Fraser 2 episodes, 1980
Seth Wagerman Seth Wagerman ...  Bobby Edge 2 episodes, 1980
Lauren White Lauren White ...  Thelma Benson 2 episodes, 1980
Ray Young ...  Hansen 2 episodes, 1980
Chao Li Chi ...  Chinese Man 2 episodes, 1980
Jerry Daniels Jerry Daniels ...  Waiter 2 episodes, 1980
Paul 'Mousie' Garner ...  Baggy Pants 2 episodes, 1980
Jeff Greenberg Jeff Greenberg ...  Christie Set Director 2 episodes, 1980
Laura Jerome Laura Jerome ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 1980
Michael Kostroff ...  Brooklyn A.D. 2 episodes, 1980
Lawrence Levine Lawrence Levine 2 episodes, 1980
Marius Mazmanian Marius Mazmanian ...  French Film Director 2 episodes, 1980
Jade McCall Jade McCall ...  Man in Bar 2 episodes, 1980
Frances E. Nealy Frances E. Nealy ...  Millie 2 episodes, 1980
Michel Pitton Michel Pitton ...  Raoul 2 episodes, 1980
Dorit Stevens Dorit Stevens ...  Helene 2 episodes, 1980
Matthew Tobin Matthew Tobin ...  Abortionist 2 episodes, 1980
Fredd Wayne Fredd Wayne ...  Mr. Humber 2 episodes, 1980
Ouida White Ouida White ...  Miss McVey 2 episodes, 1980
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Fictionalized behind-the-scenes machinations of early Hollywood movie-making.

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USA

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English

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1980 (USA) See more »

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Die Traumfabrik See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The character "Johnny Edge" (Mark Harmon) is loosely based on the real life of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle. See more »

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Historical Soap Opera of Hollywood's Early Daze
9 September 2001 | by mister_duck_66See all my reviews

Cheese, cheese and more cheese. Mix Harold Robbins' pot-boiling plot (that unfolds in the early days of the Hollywood studio systems) with that "80s Dynasty-esque glamour" and you're left with some bad acting, bad dialogue, and some historical inaccuracies. However, you just gotta love hissing at the screen when bad girl Morgan Fairchild appears to chew up some scenery!

If you love bad miniseries from the 80s, here's one for you.


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