PBS American Masters

Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies

Season 16, Ep 1, Aired 10/7/01
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  • Episode Description
  • The story of the dreams and accomplishments of Samuel Goldwyn, a determined immigrant who founded a Hollywood movie dynasty.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dustin Hoffman

    Narrator

  • Peter Jones (III)

  • A. Scott Berg

  • Susan Lacy

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (3)

    • This installment was the first of a string of weekly broadcasts intended to test the popularity of the series as a program that would be competitive with A&E's Biography series.

    • Voices include surviving members of the Goldwyn family and Sylvia Sidney, archival clips feature King Vidor, Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Howard Hawks, and Bette Davis.

    • This episode won a Peabody Award.

    Trivia (1)

    • An immigrant to the United States, Goldwyn's first job was selling men's and women's gloves.

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