A biography of Darryl F. Zanuck, mogul and the power behind 20th Century Fox throughout the Golden Age.
Darryl F. Zanuck revisits the places where 'The Longest Day' had filmed, with excepts from the movie and he tells the story of D-Day.
As part of a publicity campaign for the film 42nd Street (1933), Warner Bros. Pictures, with the assistance of the General Electric Corporation, assembled a 7-car gold- and silver-plated train they called "The 42nd. Street Special". With numerous Warner Bros. contract stars as passengers, the train made a tour across the USA. It was scheduled to make stops in more than 100 cities, ending in Washington, D.C. for the March 1933 inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. This short film records the send-off for this trip from Los Angeles' Santa Fe Station. Using a microphone set up on the rear platform of the last car, several people addressed the crowd attending the event. Those making remarks include performers, studio executives, and the mayor of Los Angeles.
Documentary about how the creative energies of Darryl F. Zanuck and John Ford combined to forge an enduring masterpiece despite the challenges of wartime production.
A short feature that showcases 20th Century Fox's new anamorphic widescreen film process.
A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.
This short film focuses on the job of the Hollywood screenwriter.
Darryl F. Zanuck ignores the protests of his peers and makes a movie about antisemitism called "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947).
Biography of risk-taker and raconteur John Huston from his childhood to become one of the most highly respected filmmakers in the world.
This 1940 presentation features highlights of earlier (1928 onward) Oscar ceremonies including Shirley Temple and Walt Disney, plus acceptance speeches for films released in 1939 with recipients and presenters including Vivien Leigh, Judy Garland, Hattie McDaniel, Fay Bainter, Mickey Rooney, Thomas Mitchell, Sinclair Lewis, and more, with host Bob Hope.
Documentary about the making of 20th Century Fox's 1963 film "Cleopatra," then the most expensive film of all time.
Making-of documentary about the 1933 musical, 42nd Street.
How the cinema industry does not respect the author's work as it was conceived, how manipulates the motion pictures in order to make them easier to watch by an undemanding audience or even how mutilates them to adapt the original formats and runtimes to the restrictive frame of the television screen and the abusive requirements of advertising. (Followed by “Filmmakers in Action.”)
An unprecedented anthology of never-before-told true stories by and about some of Hollywood's most interesting stars, legends, and wannabes, and takes readers inside Hollywood's inner sanctum to show how casting decisions are made, who makes them, and who has the final word.
A documentary looking at the life and career of film director Frank Capra. Hosted by Ron Howard.
This documentary focuses on 1939, considered to be Hollywood's greatest year, with film clips and insight into what made the year so special.
The Dick Cavett Show has been the title of several talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks.
Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.