The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)





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In this film, producer Barney Sheean hires Elsa Brinkmann to star in a movie about the late actress Lylah Clare. Barney hires Lylah's former husband to transform the talentless Elsa into a facsimile of the deceased screen queen. Elsa not only learns to imitate Lylah, but becomes the dead woman.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Warner Home Video

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Ernest Borgnine
as Barney Sheean
Peter Finch
as Lewis Zarkan
George Kennedy
as Matt Burke in ANNA CHRISTIE, 1930
Kim Novak
as Lylah Clare/Elsa Brinkman
Michael Murphy
as Mark Peter Sheean
Lee Meriwether
as Young Girl
Coral Browne
as Molly Luther
Valentina Cortese
as Countess Bozo Bedoni
Ellen Corby
as Script Girl
William Aldrich
as Assistant M.C.
Dave Willock
as Cameraman
Milton Selzer
as Bart Langner
Rossella Falk
as Rossella
Queenie Smith
as Hairdresser
Michael Fox
as Announcer
James Lanphier
as 1st Legman
Sidney Skolsky
as Himself
Vernon Scott
as Himself
Peter Bravos
as Butler
Jean Carroll
as Becky Langner
Hal Maguire
as 2nd Legman
Tom Patty
as Bedoni's Escort
Mel Warkmeister
as Aerialist
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Dreadful film with Kim giving a somnambulant performance. Some nice costumes and sets but a truly lousy script and terrible direction from Aldrich sink it.

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