Hollywood Story (1951) is a programmer from Universal International that has a 50s television feel. Richard Conte is a producer in LA who wants to make a movie about the murder of a big silent movie director 20 odd years before, and his delving into the past has violent consequences. A strictly b-effort that plays well as a whodunit with noir atmospherics, and some really funny lines.
The actor who plays Sylvester in the scene featured here is, Joseph Mell, a 50s bit-player in his first part (uncredited):
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What a very interesting summary of the 1951 film Hollywood Story that I would describe as “short” and to the “point.”
Thanks, for bringing this unavailable on DVD film to my attention again…Because I recently acquired a copy (a dup(licate,) but of course…from a film noir aficionado in January, but I gently placed it to the side.
Therefore, I guess that I will be going in my “small pile” of hard to find films and watch this and I quote… “strictly b-effort that plays well as a whodunit with noir atmospherics, and some really funny lines.” film today or tomorrow.
Thanks, for sharing!
The video clip too which I refer to as the “piqued,” because the clip piqued my interest in this film again.