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The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)

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130 min | Drama

A dictatorial film director (Peter Finch) hires an unknown actress (Kim Novak) to play the lead role in a planned movie biography of a late, great Hollywood star.
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Writers
Robert Thom (teleplay) | Edward DeBlasio (teleplay) | Hugo Butler (screenplay) | Jean Rouverol (screenplay)
Composer
Frank De Vol (as De Vol)
Cinematographer
Joseph F. Biroc (as Joseph Biroc)
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$3,490,000
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Release date
Aug 21, 1968 (United States)

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Kim Novak
Lylah Clare / Elsa Brinkmann / Elsa Campbell Lylah Clare / Elsa Brinkmann / Elsa Campbell   See fewer
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Peter Finch
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Ernest Borgnine
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Milton Selzer
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Valentina Cortese
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Jean Carroll
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Michael Murphy
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6 / 10 | 1,020 votes