The Cat's Meow

The Cat's Meow

DVD - 2002
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A retelling of one of the most notorious Tinseltown legends to circulate at the height of the studio era. In November 1924, a mysterious Hollywood death occurred aboard media mogul William Randolph Hearst's yacht. Included among the famous guests that weekend were Charlie Chaplin, starlet Marion Davies, the studio system creator and producer Thomas Ince, and feared gossip columnist, Louella Parsons.
Publisher: [United States] : Trimark Home Video : distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2002]
Edition: DVD edition widescreen version.
ISBN: 9781588176080
1588176088
Branch Call Number: DRAMA 791.4372 CAT'S
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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sugahara
Feb 27, 2016

All the characters were well acted in this period 1924 movie.
I really enjoyed the music and dancing on the ship. Watch the Behind the Scenes footage of how they created the great sets that were filmed on a Soundstage.

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ClarkHarveyRoth
Feb 11, 2016

"There are wrong people, you know." Exquisite period drama from the 1920s, made all the more remarkable by the fact that as per the production designer in the featurette, the whole body of elaborate furnishings & interiors aboard the Hearst yacht were custom creations for the set & not just a lot of spendy antique rentals. For as familiar as I might have been with the style & spirit of the times (flapper girls, moonshine, etc.), seeing them come to life so vividly was a real treat. I enjoyed the whole cast, too, but a special 'brava' to Joanna Lumley (from AbFab!?!), who narrates the story & absolutely smolders in every frame she's in. Fantastic film. CR

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COURIER3
Jun 01, 2015

DULL, BORING. SHOWED THE DARK SIDE OF HEARST THE NEWSPAPER & MOVIE MOGUL.

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JackPurcell
May 08, 2015

Excellent cast intriguing story that didn't make the cut

theorbys Sep 17, 2013

Unrated because abandonned 40 minutes in. I love period drama, but this was completely unconvincing at every level despite the best efforts of a VERY talented cast and what should have been an interesting story.

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PamelaG
Mar 16, 2009

You've gotta wonder about that Hearst family.

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