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Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood (2000)

TV Movie | 56 min | Documentary, Biography

This documentary, first shown on the Turner Classic Movies cable channel, tells of the life and career of screenwriter Frances Marion. By the mid 1920s, she was the most respected and highest paid script writer in Hollywood. She also ...See moreThis documentary, first shown on the Turner Classic Movies cable channel, tells of the life and career of screenwriter Frances Marion. By the mid 1920s, she was the most respected and highest paid script writer in Hollywood. She also became the first person to win two Oscars for her work (for The Big House and The Champ). Written by David Glagovsky See less
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Cari Beauchamp (book "Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood") | Bridget Terry
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Eric Anderson (as Eric Roy Anderson)
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Uma Thurman
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Kathy Bates
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Mary Lea Bandy
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Jackie Cooper
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Carson Thomson
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Cecil B. DeMille
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Marie Dressler
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Douglas Fairbanks
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William Randolph Hearst
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Frances Marion
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Mary Pickford
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Irving Thalberg
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Fred Thomson
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7.7 / 10 | 202 votes