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Bogdanovich takes on an old Hollywood scandal in this period drama. In 1924 publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst (Herrmann) and his much-younger mistress, actress Marion Davies (Dunst), invite a group of partygoers aboard Hearst's yacht for a weekend. Producer/director Thomas Ince (Elwes) dies--but how is in question (heart attack? murder?)--and there's a coverup. Did Hearst mistakenly kill Ince while aiming for guest Charlie Chaplin (Izzard), whom Hearst suspected of carrying on with Davies? Film looks terrific, has a talented cast, and the story shows that little has changed in Hollywood regarding sex, scandal, ambition, and power.

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Available on Running time 112 minutes. Originally from British, German.

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Showbiz Dramas, True Crime, Period Piece: 1920s, Sail Away, Adapted from a Play, Film History, Homicide, May-December Romance, Biopics: Showbiz, San Diego
Steven Peros
Edward Herrmann, Kirsten Dunst, Cary Elwes, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Tilly, Victor Slezak, James Laurenson, Ronan Vibert, Claudia Harrison
Bruno Delbonnel
Peter Bogdanovich
Paul Oberle, Edward Norris, Christian Eisele, Caroline De Vivaise, Jean-Vincent Puzos
Julie Baines, Kim Bieber, Carol Lewis, Dieter Meyer, Dan Films, CP Medien, Lions Gate Films

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