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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Kirsten Dunst
Edward Herrmann
Eddie Izzard
Cary Elwes
Joanna Lumley
Directors
Peter Bogdanovich
Screenwriters
Steven Peros
Running Time
114 minutes

The Cat's Meow
Dramatisation of a long hushed-up Hollywood scandal.


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Plot
Dramatisation of a long hushed-up Hollywood scandal involving publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst who, in 1924, filled his yacht with the rich and famous, including his lover, Marion Davies, Charlie Chaplin and gossip columnist Louella Parsons. By the end of the weekend one of the guests is dead.


Verdict
The potential of this pure Hollywood Babylon story remains unrealised, instead playing out as half-baked Agatha Christie. Not uninteresting, but a disappointment.


Reviewed by Miles Fielder

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