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The Star Maker (1968)

Once-famous movie director Paul Lamont has fallen on hard times. Hollywood has forgotten him. His pictures are no longer in vogue. Borrowing air fare from his ex-wife, he flies to Berlin, ... See full summary »

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John Carr

Writer:

John Carr

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Cast

Credited cast:
Wendell Corey ... Paul Lemont
Barbara Valentin ... Hotel maid
Jean London Jean London ... California beauty contest winner
Paul Norman Paul Norman ... Irving Rykoff
Lisa Pera Lisa Pera ... Paul's ex-wife
Rolf Eden Rolf Eden ... German playboy
Troy Cory
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William Adrian William Adrian
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Once-famous movie director Paul Lamont has fallen on hard times. Hollywood has forgotten him. His pictures are no longer in vogue. Borrowing air fare from his ex-wife, he flies to Berlin, where a former colleague is producing three films. A hotel maid recognizes his celebrity name and makes a play for him. He falls in love a May-September romance. She is completely amoral and breaks his heart, running away with a German playboy at the Cork (Ireland) Film Festival. While there, Paul encounters a California beauty contest winner who has been seduced and abandoned by studio mogul Irving Rykoff. Seeking solace together, they retreat to Hollywood, where she waitresses at a Boulevard café, always encouraging Paul, who drinks free coffee, dreaming of a comeback, hopefully perusing the pages of the trade papers. Written by John Carr (IV)

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The penultimate film work of actor Wendell Corey. See more »

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Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Der Star Macher See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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