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The Phantom of Hollywood (1974)

The internationally famous Worldwide Studios (really MGM) has hit hard times and is forced to sell it's back lot to Hollywood property developers. The trouble is someone keeps killing off ... See full summary »

Director:

Gene Levitt

Writers:

George Schenck (teleplay), Robert Thom (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Skye Aubrey ... Randy Cross
Jack Cassidy ... Otto Vonner / Karl Vonner
Jackie Coogan ... Jonathan
Broderick Crawford ... Capt. O'Neal
Peter Haskell ... Ray Burns
John Ireland ... Lt. Gifford
Peter Lawford ... Roger Cross
Gary Barton Gary Barton ... Duke
Corinne Calvet ... Mrs. Wickes
Billy Halop ... Studio Engineer
John Lupton ... Al
Kent Taylor ... Wickes
Regis Toomey ... Joe
Fredd Wayne Fredd Wayne ... Clyde
Bill Williams ... Fogel
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Storyline

The internationally famous Worldwide Studios (really MGM) has hit hard times and is forced to sell it's back lot to Hollywood property developers. The trouble is someone keeps killing off the site surveyors. The studio chiefs then learn of the legend of a masked man who lives on the lot and is sworn to protect it from harm. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El fantasma de Hollywood See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Features The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

That's Entertainment
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Played at the backlot gala
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Phantom Indeed...
26 November 2011 | by jwhickmanSee all my reviews

Interesting little TV-movie, obviously inspired by the more famous Phantom Of The Opera. Nice behind-the-scenes shots of decaying MGM sets, some even in the act of being demolished. Peppered with old stars, Jackie Coogan, etc. A nice companion piece to the William Castle's Ghost Story/Cirlce Of Fear episode "Graveyard Shift" which aired the previous year (1973) featuring John Astin and a pregnant Patty Duke Astin. Both seem to hit upon the same note - a sign of the times - the despair of the end of the Hollywood magic factories and a longing for a return to times and people lost. MGM was becoming a hotel chain and record label as Universal was devolving into television and theme parks.


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