Playhouse 90

Season 1 Episode 24

The Last Tycoon

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Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Mar 14, 1957 on CBS
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The Last Tycoon
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Monroe Stahr heads a movie studio apparently headed for financial trouble. He is under pressure from the stockholders to produce a box-office hit. While he turns his attention to their latest film, he finds that financial expert Lou Myrick will play a crucial role in his business as well as in his personal life.moreless

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    Jack Palance

    Jack Palance

    Monroe Stahr

    Guest Star

    Keenan Wynn

    Keenan Wynn

    Lou Myrick

    Guest Star

    Peter Lorre

    Peter Lorre

    Pete Zavras

    Guest Star

    Dick Joy

    Dick Joy

    Announcer

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Philco Television Playhouse adapted "The Last Tycoon" for live dramatization on October 16, 1949.

      • Edmund Wilson took over the reworking and it was published on October 1941 as "The Last Tycoon: An Unfinished Novel", in a volume with The Great Gatsby and five of Fitzgerald's most important short stories.

      • When F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1896) died of a heart attack at age forty-four, on December 21, 1940, in Hollywood, he left behind a novel-in-progress about the motion picture industry. There were a few titles such as "Stahr: The Romance" and "The Love of the Last Tycoon".

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      • This teleplay, based on an unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was filmed in 1976 and starred Robert DeNiro as Monroe Stahr. Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, and Jack Nicholson also appeared in the movie.

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