Los Angeles Plays Itself

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Thom Andersen's landmark documentary LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown – as seen entirely though the films themselves.
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Thom Andersen's landmark documentary LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown – as seen entirely though the films themselves.

Original Release

09/07/2003

US Release

07/28/2004

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Cast

Encke King Narrator (voice) / Narrator
Ben Alexander Officer Frank Smith in Dragnet
Jim Backus Frank Stark in Rebel Without A Cause
Brenda Bakke Lana Turner in L.A. Confidential
Barbarao Dorothy in Bush Mama
Gene Barry Dr. Clayton Forrester
Richard Basehart Roy Morgan / Roy Martin in He Walked By Night
Hugh Beaumont George Copeland in The Blue Dahlia
William Bendix Buzz Wanchek in The Blue Dahlia
Ann Blyth Veda Pierce in Mildred Pierce
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Thom Andersen

Writers

Thom Andersen

Cast

Encke King Narrator (voice) / Narrator
Ben Alexander Officer Frank Smith in Dragnet
Jim Backus Frank Stark in Rebel Without A Cause
Brenda Bakke Lana Turner in L.A. Confidential
Barbarao Dorothy in Bush Mama
Gene Barry Dr. Clayton Forrester
Richard Basehart Roy Morgan / Roy Martin in He Walked By Night
Hugh Beaumont George Copeland in The Blue Dahlia
William Bendix Buzz Wanchek in The Blue Dahlia
Ann Blyth Veda Pierce in Mildred Pierce
Jim Bouton Terry Lennox in The Long Goodbye
Grand L. Bush FBI Agent Little Johnson in Die Hard
James Cagney Tom Powers in The Public Enemy
Lon Chaney Jr. Charles 'Butcher' Benton in The Indestructible Man
John Considine Doctor Crawford / Matthew Crawford in Timestalkers
Bill Cosby Al Hickey in Hickey & Boggs
Robert Culp Frank Boggs in Hickey & Boggs
Howard Duff Dave Pomeroy in Panic in the City
Deanna Durbin Penny in Three Smart Girls
Mark Frechette Mark in Zabriskie Point

Producers

Editors

Seung-Hyun Yoo, Peter Bo Rappmund

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