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Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001)

An exploration of actress Marion Davies, including her relationship with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and her life both before and after her movie career.

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Hugh Munro Neely

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Elaina Archer (as Archer, Elaina B.), Hugh Munro Neely | 1 more credit »
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Charlize Theron ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
Jeanine Basinger Jeanine Basinger ... Herself
Cari Beauchamp ... Herself
Robert Board Robert Board ... Himself (as Bob Board)
Kevin Brownlow Kevin Brownlow ... Himself
Charles Champlin ... Himself
Marion Lake Marion Lake ... Herself (as Mary Collins)
Stanley Flink Stanley Flink ... Himself
Frederick Lawrence Guiles Frederick Lawrence Guiles ... Himself
Belinda Vidor Holiday Belinda Vidor Holiday ... Herself
Virginia Madsen ... Herself
Constance Moore ... Herself
Suzanne Vidor Parry Suzanne Vidor Parry ... Herself
Carl 'Major' Roup ... Himself (as Carl Roup)
George Sidney ... Himself
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An exploration of actress Marion Davies, including her relationship with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and her life both before and after her movie career.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Kevin Brownlow: When you have a remarkably beautiful woman who is very funny, that is so rare as to be irresistible.
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References The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) See more »

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Well-executed biography restores Davies's place in film history.
17 February 2001 | by wireshockSee all my reviews

This reassessment of Marion Davies will make you long for the chance to see her movies, many of which are difficult to find. In every excerpt Marion Davies shines! A deft performer of the silent era, she had extraordinary range and a brilliant comic talent. She made a successful transition to talkies, but her physical expression proves she was a kind of female Chaplin. Seeing this documentary has changed my whole perspective on the Orson Welles/William Randolph Hearst controversy over "Citizen Kane"--given the depth of this great actress's talent it's no surprise Hearst fought so hard to keep "Kane" from being released. And now I wish I could have been invited to one of the fabled parties at San Simeon--what a blast they must have been with someone with a flair for joyous expression like Davies as hostess!


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