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|Robert De Niro||Monroe Stahr|
|Robert Mitchum||Pat Brady|
|Dana Andrews||Red Ridingwood|
|Ingrid Boulting||Kathleen Moore|
|Theresa Russell||Cecilia Brady|
|John Carradine||Tour guide|
Monroe Stahr is the young production chief and the most creative executive of one of the biggest studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood. He is a tireless worker in a time of turmoil in the industry due to the creation of the Writers Guild of America, Monroe being accustomed to make his underlings, including screenwriters, do whatever he says.
Monroe's life flows between film shootings, industry bosses' machinations, discussions with writers and actors and a battle with an union organizer named Brimmer, whose intrusion he resents. In the meantime, Monroe becomes obsessed with a young woman with a troubled past, Kathleen Moore, who is engaged to be married with another man, while Cecilia Brady, the young daughter of a studio board member, tries in vain to make Monroe see how she truly feels.
Pat Brady and other studio executives resent Monroe's disrespect for their wishes and neglect. Seeing his treatment of the union organizer as the last straw, they insist that Monroe go away for a long rest, or perhaps even go away and never return.
DVD : 2003-11-18