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The Cat’s Meow


In 1924, a group of famous Hollywood personalities gather for a trip on William Randolph Hearstā€™s (Edward Herrmann) yacht; movie director Thomas Ince (Cary Elwes) is subsequently shot. No one really knows what took place on that yacht, but writer Steven Peros has fashioned an interesting tale based on the most persistent rumor. Eddie Izzard is worth a look as Chaplin the private person, not the screen tramp, but Herrmann is particularly good as the grandiose Hearst whose paranoia turns into dangerous recklessness. A well written film with good dialogue but the drama never really catches fire.

2001-Germany-Britain. 112 min. Color-B/W. Directed byĀ Peter Bogdanovich. Screenplay, Play: Steven Peros. Cast: Kirsten Dunst (Marion Davies), Edward Herrmann (William Randolph Hearst), Cary Elwes (Thomas Ince), Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Victor Slezak… Jennifer Tilly.

Trivia: First released in Britain as a TV movie, but subsequently went to theaters.Ā 



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