The Legend of Lylah Clare


The Legend of Lylah Clare

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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.

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Kim Novak
as Lylah Clare/Elsa Brinkman
Peter Finch
as Lewis Zarkan
Ernest Borgnine
as Barney Sheean
Rossella Falk
as Rossella
Milton Selzer
as Bart Langner
Valentina Cortese
as Countess Bozo Bedoni
Jean Carroll
as Becky Langner
Michael Murphy
as Mark Peter Sheean
Lee Meriwether
as Young Girl
James Lanphier
as 1st Legman
Dave Willock
as Cameraman
Coral Browne
as Molly Luther
Ellen Corby
as Script Girl
Michael Fox
as Announcer
Hal Maguire
as 2nd Legman
Tom Patty
as Bedoni's Escort
Vernon Scott
as Himself
Queenie Smith
as Hairdresser
Mel Warkmeister
as Aerialist
George Kennedy
as Matt Burke in ANNA CHRISTIE, 1930
William Aldrich
as Assistant M.C.
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Audience Reviews for The Legend of Lylah Clare

  • Jun 12, 2014
    Yak yak yak yak yak yak yak stab stab yak yak yak yak yak yak.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Jan 19, 2011
    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.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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