The Cat's Meow


1h 52m 2001

Brief Synopsis

A behind-the-scenes look at the fateful "fun" excursion aboard William Randolph Hearst's private yacht in November of 1924, that brought together high profile personalities and resulted in a still-unsolved, hushed-up killing. British novelist Elinor Glyn relates this lurid Hollywood tale: Hearst and

Film Details

Also Known As
Cat's Meow, Cats Meow, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Berlin, Germany; Greece

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

A behind-the-scenes look at the fateful "fun" excursion aboard William Randolph Hearst's private yacht in November of 1924, that brought together high profile personalities and resulted in a still-unsolved, hushed-up killing. British novelist Elinor Glyn relates this lurid Hollywood tale: Hearst and his lover actress Marion Davies set sail from San Pedro Harbor, hosting a small group that includes the brilliant but self-absorbed Charlie Chaplin, film pioneer Thomas Ince, preoccupied with his financial setbacks, ambitious gossip columnist Louella Parsons and the eccentric British Victorian novelist Elinor Glyn. Amidst the witty repartee and double entendre, deceit and deception are also on the menu. Everyone, it seems, has a secret agenda. One conspires to engineer a partnership with Hearst's Cosmopolitan Pictures, one plots to wheedle a career promotion, and one schemes to steal away Ms. Davies from the world's richest man. All aboard will learn the painfully high price of precarious success.

Film Details

Also Known As
Cat's Meow, Cats Meow, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Berlin, Germany; Greece

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 12, 2002

Expanded Release in United States April 26, 2002

Released in United States on Video August 20, 2002

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States August 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Released in United States March 2002

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 19 - November 11, 2001.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 2-12, 2001.

Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.

Shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas March 8-17, 2002.

Released in United States Spring April 12, 2002

Expanded Release in United States April 26, 2002

Released in United States on Video August 20, 2002

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 19 - November 11, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31 - September 3, 2001.)

Released in United States August 2001 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 2-12, 2001.)

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.)

Released in United States March 2002 (Shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas March 8-17, 2002.)