Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Not Rated169 min.Documentary | History
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A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.

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  • Encke King's primary photoEncke King Narrator (voice)  Less 686,389 Ignatz & Lotte
  • Ben Alexander's primary photoBen Alexander Officer Frank Smith in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 38,844 All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Jim Backus's primary photoJim Backus Frank Stark in Rebel Without A Cause (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 11,136 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
  • Brenda Bakke's primary photoBrenda Bakke Lana Turner in L.A. Confidential (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 10,465 L.A. Confidential
  • Barbarao's primary photoBarbarao Dorothy in Bush Mama (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 173,416 Maangamizi: The Ancient One
  • Richard Basehart's primary photoRichard Basehart Roy Morgan / Roy Martin in He Walked By Night (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 14,886 Moby Dick
  • William Bendix's primary photoWilliam Bendix Buzz Wanchek in The Blue Dahlia (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 17,229 The Blue Dahlia
  • Ann Blyth's primary photoAnn Blyth Veda Pierce in Mildred Pierce (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 9,617 The Helen Morgan Story
  • Jim Bouton's primary photoJim Bouton Terry Lennox in The Long Goodbye (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 112,371 The Long Goodbye
  • Grand L. Bush's primary photoGrand L. Bush FBI Agent Little Johnson in Die Hard (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 16,611 Die Hard
  • Lon Chaney Jr.'s primary photoLon Chaney Jr. Charles 'Butcher' Benton in The Indestructible Man (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 10,124 High Noon
  • John Considine's primary photoJohn Considine Doctor Crawford / Matthew Crawford in Timestalkers (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 17,688 A Wedding
  • Robert Culp's primary photoRobert Culp Frank Boggs in Hickey & Boggs (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 5,570 I Spy
  • Howard Duff's primary photoHoward Duff Dave Pomeroy in Panic in the City (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 14,030 No Way Out
  • Deanna Durbin's primary photoDeanna Durbin Penny in Three Smart Girls (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 21,067 Mad About Music
  • Mark Frechette's primary photoMark Frechette Mark in Zabriskie Point (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 39,553 Zabriskie Point
  • John Garfield's primary photoJohn Garfield Frank Chambers / Nick Blake (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 16,786 Four Daughters
  • Ben Gazzara's primary photoBen Gazzara Jackie Treehorn in The Big Lebowski (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 9,573 Road House
  • Marjoe Gortner's primary photoMarjoe Gortner Jody in Earthquake (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 10,228 Starcrash
  • James Griffith's primary photoJames Griffith Jesse Quinn in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 21,492 The Killing
  • Daria Halprin's primary photoDaria Halprin Daria in Zabriskie Point (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 28,493 Zabriskie Point
  • Oliver Hardy's primary photoOliver Hardy Ollie (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 8,184 Sons of the Desert
  • Jean Harlow's primary photoJean Harlow Gwen Allen in The Public Enemy (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 8,996 Bombshell
  • Bob Hope's primary photoBob Hope Adam J. Niles in Bachelor in Paradise (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 9,900 The Ghost Breakers
  • Lauren Hutton's primary photoLauren Hutton Georgia Crawford in Timestalkers (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 3,645 American Gigolo
  • Henry Jaglom's primary photoHenry Jaglom Dean in Venice / Venice (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 49,272 New Year's Day
  • David Janssen's primary photoDavid Janssen Steve in Two-Minute Warning (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 6,914 The Green Berets
  • Peter Jason's primary photoPeter Jason Duty Sergeant in Escape From L.A. (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 10,878 48 Hrs.
  • Roy Jenson's primary photoRoy Jenson Mulvihill in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 21,971 Chinatown
  • Jack Klugman's primary photoJack Klugman Sandman in Two-Minute Warning (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 6,349 The Odd Couple
  • Alan Ladd's primary photoAlan Ladd Philip Raven in This Gun For Hire (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 7,578 Shane
  • Stan Laurel's primary photoStan Laurel Stan (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 7,006 Pardon Us
  • Al Leong's primary photoAl Leong Uli in Die Hard (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 11,297 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Jerry Lewis's primary photoJerry Lewis Jerome Littlefield in The Disorderly Orderly (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1,170 The Nutty Professor
  • Gary Lockwood's primary photoGary Lockwood George Matthews in Model Shop (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 5,539 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Perry Lopez's primary photoPerry Lopez Escobar in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 26,616 Chinatown
  • Lyle Lovett's primary photoLyle Lovett Detective DeLongpre in The Player (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 16,304 Short Cuts
  • Fred MacMurray's primary photoFred MacMurray Walter Neff (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 7,458 Double Indemnity
  • Guy Madison's primary photoGuy Madison Cliff Harper (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 14,955 The Beast of Hollow Mountain
  • Joe Mantell's primary photoJoe Mantell Walsh in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 25,129 Chinatown
  • Matt McCoy's primary photoMatt McCoy Badge of Honor Star Brett Chase (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 5,729 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  • Ralph Meeker's primary photoRalph Meeker Mike Hammer in Kiss Me Deadly (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 11,315 Kiss Me Deadly
  • Sal Mineo's primary photoSal Mineo John 'Plato' Crawford (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 7,243 Rebel Without a Cause
  • Harry Morgan's primary photoHarry Morgan Officer Bill Gannon in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 5,451 M*A*S*H
  • Robert Morley's primary photoRobert Morley Sir Ambrose Abercrombie in The Loved One (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 17,279 Marie Antoinette
  • Robert Morse's primary photoRobert Morse Dennis Barlow (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 8,315 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Tom Neal's primary photoTom Neal Al Roberts in Detour (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 20,536 Detour
  • Lloyd Nolan's primary photoLloyd Nolan Dr. Vance in Earthquake (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 18,317 Julia
  • Edmond O'Brien's primary photoEdmond O'Brien Frank Bigelow in D.O.A. (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 13,190 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Carroll O'Connor's primary photoCarroll O'Connor Lt. Christy French in Marlowe (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 7,736 All in the Family
  • Belinda Palmer's primary photoBelinda Palmer Katherine in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 93,090 Chinatown
  • Jürgen Prochnow's primary photoJürgen Prochnow Michael Kogan in The Replacement Killers (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 7,742 Das Boot
  • Tony Roberts's primary photoTony Roberts Rob in Annie Hall (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 11,798 Serpico
  • Cliff Robertson's primary photoCliff Robertson President in Escape From L.A. (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 7,278 Spider-Man
  • Mitchell Ryan's primary photoMitchell Ryan The Priest in Two-Minute Warning (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 9,472 Grosse Pointe Blank
  • Ann Savage's primary photoAnn Savage Vera in Detour (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 25,849 Detour
  • Zachary Scott's primary photoZachary Scott Monte Beragon in Mildred Pierce (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 17,962 Mildred Pierce
  • Paolo Seganti's primary photoPaolo Seganti Johnny Stompanato in L.A. Confidential (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 34,526 L.A. Confidential
  • James Stacy's primary photoJames Stacy Joe Brodnek in Flareup (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 5,327 Cagney & Lacey
  • Madeleine Stowe's primary photoMadeleine Stowe Karen Carr in Unlawful Entry / Sherri Shepard in Short Cuts (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1,336 Twelve Monkeys
  • David Strathairn's primary photoDavid Strathairn Pierce Patchett in L.A. Confidential (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1,668 Good Night, and Good Luck.
  • Gloria Swanson's primary photoGloria Swanson Norma Desmond (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 7,762 Sunset Boulevard
  • William Talman's primary photoWilliam Talman Dave Purvis in Armored Car Robbery (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 10,663 Armored Car Robbery
  • Larenz Tate's primary photoLarenz Tate Frankie Lymon in Why Do Fools Fall In Love (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2,498 Crash
  • George Tobias's primary photoGeorge Tobias Al Doyle in Nobody Lives Forever (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 15,590 This Is the Army
  • Lana Turner's primary photoLana Turner Cora Smith in The Postman Always Rings Twice (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 4,273 Peyton Place
  • Diane Venora's primary photoDiane Venora Justine in Heat (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 6,004 Heat
  • John Vernon's primary photoJohn Vernon Mal Reese in Point Blank (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 8,577 Dirty Harry
  • Craig Wasson's primary photoCraig Wasson Jake Scully in Body Double (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 11,404 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans's primary photoKeenen Ivory Wayans Det. Jim Campbell in The Glimmer Man (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 5,917 White Chicks
  • Jack Webb's primary photoJack Webb Sergeant Joe Friday in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 17,270 Dragnet
  • Raquel Welch's primary photoRaquel Welch Michele in Flareup (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 860 The Three Musketeers
  • James Whitmore's primary photoJames Whitmore Lou Hopke in Shadow In The Sky (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 5,270 The Shawshank Redemption
  • Cornel Wilde's primary photoCornel Wilde Griff Marat in Shockproof (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 13,233 No Blade of Grass
  • Mykelti Williamson's primary photoMykelti Williamson Detective Oliver Franklin in First Power (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 4,462 Forrest Gump
  • Jonathan Winters's primary photoJonathan Winters Wilbur Glenworthy / Harry Glenworthy in The Loved One (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 12,475 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
  • Natalie Wood's primary photoNatalie Wood Judy in Rebel Without A Cause (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1,415 Rebel Without a Cause
  • Jenny Wright's primary photoJenny Wright Diz / Darlene in Out Of Bounds (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 7,325 Near Dark
  • Burt Young's primary photoBurt Young Curly in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 5,530 Rocky
  • Darrell Zwerling's primary photoDarrell Zwerling Hollis Mulwray in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 35,145 Grease
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