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Death in Hollywood (1990)

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HOLLYWOOD. Tinseltown. Land of the stars. A city where an actor can reach the greatest heights overnight - and descend just as rapidly. What goes up must come down, and Hollywood's failing ... See full summary »


Nick Bougas


F.B. Vincinzo





Credited cast:
Kip King ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Adams ... Himself (archive footage)
Pier Angeli ... Herself (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Boyer ... Himself (archive footage)
Russ Columbo ... Himself (archive footage)
Sam Cooke Sam Cooke ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Crane ... Himself (archive footage)
Albert Dekker ... Himself (archive footage)
Pete Duel ... Himself (archive footage)
Marvin Gaye ... Himself (archive footage)
Jean Harlow ... Herself (archive footage)
Rock Hudson ... Himself (archive footage)
Thomas H. Ince ... Himself (archive footage)
Carole Landis ... Herself (archive footage)


HOLLYWOOD. Tinseltown. Land of the stars. A city where an actor can reach the greatest heights overnight - and descend just as rapidly. What goes up must come down, and Hollywood's failing stars leave a legacy of sadness, pain and disappointment in their wake. Here, in graphic detail, are the shocking stories behind the deaths of the silver screen's most beloved celebrities, as well as it's lesser known players. Packed with stunning newsreel footage, and previously unrevealed facts, DEATH IN HOLLYWOOD documents many a celebrity's morbid demise due to suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, disease, and even murder. From the outrageous to the tragic, DEATH IN HOLLYWOOD leaves no tombstone unturned in it's quest to dig up the truth about Hollywood's dearly departed. Written by rays16mm@yahoo.com

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1 October 1990 (USA) See more »

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Golden West Films See more »
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Hollywood's Deaths, Suicides and Murders
15 December 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Death in Hollywood (1990)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This documentary pretty much does exactly what the title says and gives us countless stories about various deaths in Hollywood. We start off taking a look at the curse of REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and hear about the strange deaths of James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo and others. From here we take a look at some famous suicides including George Reeves, Lupe Valez, George Saunders and sadly many more. From here we get into bizarre murders including Sharon Tate, Elizabeth Smart, Roman Navarro, William Desmond Taylor, Thelma Todd, Bruce Lee, Jayne Mansfield and others.

DEATH IN Hollywood isn't the greatest documentary out there and it's even rather old-fashioned for 1990 standards but there's a lot of information on display here. Pretty much from start to finish we hear one story after another about various deaths in Hollywood. For the most part the film is entertaining but at the same time most of the stories are interesting enough to where the one or two minute time devoted to them just isn't enough. Just about every case talked about here is out there in more detailed documentaries. There's some misinformation here including Mansfield being decapitated but for the most part what's here is good enough.

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