The Cat's Meow

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  • PG-13
The Cat's Meow is a 2001 period drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and starring Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Izzard, Edward Herrmann, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Tilly. The screenplay by Steven Peros is based on his play of the same title,... read more
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The Cat's Meow is a 2001 period drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and starring Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Izzard, Edward Herrmann, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Tilly. The screenplay by Steven Peros is based on his play of the same title, which was inspired by the mysterious death of film mogul Thomas H. Ince. The film takes place aboard publisher William Randolph Hearst's yacht on a weekend cruise celebrating Ince's 44th birthday on November 16, 1924. Among those in attendance are Hearst's longtime companion and film actress Marion Davies, fellow actor Charlie Chaplin, writer Elinor Glyn, columnist Louella Parsons, and actress Margaret Livingston. The celebration is cut short by an unusual death that would go on to become the subject of legendary Hollywood folklore.

Original Release

08/03/2001

Cast

Kirsten Dunst Marion Davies
Cary Elwes Thomas Ince
Edward Herrmann W.R. Hearst
Jennifer Tilly Louella Parsons
Joanna Lumley Elinor Glyn
Eddie Izzard Charlie Chaplin
Claudia Harrison Margaret Livingston
Victor Slezak George Thomas
James Laurenson Dr. Daniel Goodman
Ronan Vibert Joseph Willicombe
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Peter Bogdanovich

Writers

Steven Peros

Cast

Kirsten Dunst Marion Davies
Cary Elwes Thomas Ince
Edward Herrmann W.R. Hearst
Jennifer Tilly Louella Parsons
Joanna Lumley Elinor Glyn
Eddie Izzard Charlie Chaplin
Claudia Harrison Margaret Livingston
Victor Slezak George Thomas
James Laurenson Dr. Daniel Goodman
Ronan Vibert Joseph Willicombe
Chiara Schoras Celia
Claudie Blakley Didi
Ingrid Lacey Jessica Barham
John C. Vennema Frank Barham
Steven Peros Elinor's Driver
Yuki Iwamoto Kono
Zoe Mavroudi Servant
Despina Mirou Servant (as Despina Morou)
Stavros Serafetinis Servant
Soweto Kinch Jay - Saxophone

Producers

Editors

Edward G. Norris

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