The Phantom of Hollywood

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The Phantom of Hollywood
The Phantom of Hollywood FilmPoster.jpeg
Genre Drama
Written by George Schenck
Directed by Gene Levitt
Starring Jack Cassidy
Broderick Crawford
Peter Lawford
Music by Leonard Rosenman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Burt Nodella
Producer(s) Gene Levitt
Location(s) Lot 2, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Culver City, California
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California
Cinematography Gene Polito
Editor(s) Henry Batista
Running time 74 minutes
Production company(s) MGM Television
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Original release February 12, 1974

The Phantom of Hollywood is a 1974 American made-for-television mystery film[1] starring Jack Cassidy, Skye Aubrey, Peter Lawford, Jackie Coogan, Broderick Crawford, Peter Haskell, John Ireland and Corinne Calvet. It is notable for being one of the last films shot on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer back lot, which was being demolished at the time of filming.[2]

The film aired on CBS Television, and was originally titled The Phantom of Lot 2. A riff on Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, it was produced and directed by Gene Levitt.[1]


Murders taking place on the back lot of Worldwide Studios turn out to be the work of a disfigured actor who has been living there for years and will stop at nothing to cease the sale of the back lot to developers. The film seems to place a lot of emphasis on the chalk outline and one character is even heard to quip, "We're going to be running out of chalk," while standing over a murder scene in a dry pool on the set.



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