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Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies



Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies
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NR,1hr 58min
Columbia TriStar
Synopsis: This documentary, produced for PBS's American Masters series, is based on A. Scott Berg's well-received biography of Samuel L. Goldwyn (1882-1974), Hollywood's first and likely still greatest independent producer. (Berg cowrote the screenplay.) Like many Hollywood pioneers, Goldwyn was born in Europe in modest circumstances, began his professional life in America in another business (selling gloves), and then fell into motion pictures, in Goldwyn's case, just as production was moving to the West ... Full Synopsis
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Although not breaking any formal ground in the tried if not always true formula of TV biography shows, Goldwyn rises above the pack on the strength of its origins: A. Scott Berg's superb biography of the legendary independent film producer. Berg cowrote the script and appears often to add invaluable insights. But it's the fact that he not only had the cooperation of the Goldwyn family when he wrote ... Read Review
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