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The Cat's Meow

  • Film

Time Out says

Bogdanovich returns to the territory he knows best with this witty, scurrilous account of a vintage Hollywood murder mystery. What really happened on board media magnate William Randolph Hearst's yacht when has-been producer Thomas Ince ended up dead? The starry dramatis personae - Charlie Chaplin (Izzard, a revelation), novelist Elinor Glyn (Lumley, tolerably subdued), Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons and, of course, Marion Davies (Dunst, very good, as usual) - and a nicely barbed script make for an enjoyably colourful and cynical portrait of Tinseltown in its carelessly corrupt, decadent heyday (rather more innocent than nowadays, one suspects). Featherweight but fun.
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Release Details

  • Rated:12A
  • Duration:114 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Peter Bogdanovich
  • Screenwriter:Steven Peros
  • Cast:
    • Eddie Izzard
    • Kirsten Dunst
    • Joanna Lumley
    • Edward Herrmann
    • Cary Elwes
    • Jennifer Tilly
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