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Peter Bogdanovich

The Cat's Meow

Edition 2001
111' - 2001 - Crime, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: Peter Bogdanovich With: Kirsten Dunst, Cary Elwes, Edward Herrmann, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley
Publishing mogul and would-be film tycoon, William Randolph Heart is throwing an extravagant birthday party on his yacht for young producer Thomas Ince. Marion Davies, an up and coming starlet and socialite extraordinaire is Hearst’s beautiful mistress. She is torn between her devotion to Hearst and her attraction to the dashing Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin not only has designs on Marion, but he is also jockeying for the top position at Hearst’s new studio. Chaplin’s main competition is Thomas Ince, a Hearst protégé, who feeds Hearst’s growing suspicion of Marion’s infidelity. Behind the opulence of the celebration, the other guests – including a renowned gossip columnist, several powerbrokers and a pair of showgirls put their own nefarious plans into action. The power struggle escalates to murder when a gun goes off, leaving one of the guests dead … (press kit)

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Peter Bogdanovich


Kirsten Dunst, Cary Elwes, Edward Herrmann, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley


Steven Peros

Director of Photography

Bruno Delbonnel


Edward Norris


Kim Bieber, Carol Lewis

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Countries of production

United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany

Screenplay based on

The Cat's Meow (Steven Peros)



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