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(ABC, 10/1/1978, 150 mins). A small-town girl with a dark past falls in love with a fading screen star and masterminds his spectacular professional and personal comeback. Screen veteran Joan Fontaine made her TV-movie debut here as a Hollywood socialite in this 2½ hour adaptation of Joyce Haber’s smarmy showbiz novel (1975).

Production Company Aaron Spelling Productions. Director Joseph Hardy. Executive Producers Aaron Spelling, Douglas S. Cramer. Producer Dominick Dunne. Teleplay Robert J. Shaw. Based on the Novel by Joyce Haber. Photography Richard Rawlings. Music Maurice Jarre. Editor Byron ‘Buzz’ Brandt. Art Directors Frank Swig, Paul Sylos. Costumes Nolan Miller.

Cast Jaclyn Smith (Elena Schneider), Tony Curtis (Randy Brent), Red Buttons (Warren Ambrose), Alan Feinstein (Marty Lesky), Joan Fontaine (Grace St. George), John Forsythe (Reade Jamieson), George Hamilton (Adam Baker), Darren McGavin (Henry Waller), Carrie Nye (Nancy Baker), Michelle Phillips (Marina Brent), Michael Baseleon (Harvey Parkes), John Pleshette (Kip Nathan), Joanne Linville (Elena’s Mother), Douglas Warner (Andrew Lyons), Army Archerd (Himself), Pat Ast (Dressmaker), Walter George Alton (Peter), Judy Landers (Merry), Peter Brandon (Maitre d’), Suzette Carroll (Girl in movie), Frederick Combs (Editor), Colin Hamilton (Theodore), Mimi Maynard (Photographer’s assistant).

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