Rich and Famous

Rich and Famous

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Director: George Cukor

Cast: George Cukor, Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, Meg Ryan

     
 
Two women find their friendship tested when one rises from obscurity to success in this glossy remake of Old Acquaintance. Liz Hamilton (Jacqueline Bisset) and Merry Noel (Candice Bergen) are close friends who met while they were freshmen at Smith College in the 1950s. Liz has become a highly respected novelist, while Merry wed Doug Blake (David Selby) and

Overview

Two women find their friendship tested when one rises from obscurity to success in this glossy remake of Old Acquaintance. Liz Hamilton (Jacqueline Bisset) and Merry Noel (Candice Bergen) are close friends who met while they were freshmen at Smith College in the 1950s. Liz has become a highly respected novelist, while Merry wed Doug Blake (David Selby) and raised a family. While Merry is happy, she can't help but envy Liz for her glamorous career as an author. Merry decides to write a novel of her own, and with Liz's help, the book soon finds a publisher. While Merry's trashy potboiler earns few positive reviews, it's a massive best-seller, and Merry's fame and wealth soon outstrips that of Liz, leading to jealousy between the old friends and problems in Merry's marriage. Rich and Famous was the final picture directed by Hollywood legend George Cukor; the guest list at the party sequences include such literary and cinematic notables as Christopher Isherwood, Ray Bradbury, Paul Morrissey, and Roger Vadim.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/1999
UPC:
0027616733931
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Warner)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jacqueline Bisset Liz Hamilton
Candice Bergen Merry Noel Blake
Meg Ryan Debby at Age 18
Hart Bochner Chris Adams
David Selby Doug Blake
Steven Hill Jules Levi
Michael Brandon Max /Uncredited
Matt Lattanzi Jim, the Boy
Daniel Faraldo Ginger Trinidad
Dick Cavett Himself
Frank de Felitta Actor
Merv Griffin Himself
Marsha Hunt Actor
Charlotte Moore Clerk in Cartier
John Perkins Limo Driver
Nicole Eggert Debby at 8
Joe Maross Martin Fornam
Kres Mersky Judy Heller
Cloyce Morrow Martha Antilles
Allan Warnick Desk Clerk
Ann Risley Max's Wife
Damion Sheller Max's Son
Fay Kanin Prof. Fields
Herb Graham Waiter
William G. Schilling Waldorf Doorman
Christopher Isherwood Malibu Party Guest
Pola Miller Malibu Party Guest
Paul Morrissey Malibu Party Guest
Roger Vadim Malibu Party Guest
Frances Bergen Literary Party Guest
Ray Bradbury Literary Party Guest
Nina Foch Rich and Famous People
Oliver Hailey Literary Party Guest
Randal Kleiser Literary Party Guest
Gavin Lambert Literary Party Guest
Alan Berliner Photographer

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director
Theoni V. Aldredge Costumes/Costume Designer
William Allyn Producer
Gerald Ayres Screenwriter
Jacqueline Bisset Producer
John F. Burnett Editor
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Peter Eco Cinematographer
Fred Harpman Art Director
Alan Hicks Set Decoration/Design
Darin Knight Sound/Sound Designer
James Quinn Asst. Director
Donald J. Remacle Set Decoration/Design
Daniel Robert Set Decoration/Design
Larry Roberts Special Effects
Jan Scott Production Designer
James A. Taylor Art Director

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Rich and Famous 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the television version made for Turner Classics and not the original theatrical version. One would be better off going to ebay where older VHS copies are availble uncut.