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The Cat's Meow

Year:
Duration:
114 min
Genres:
Drama
IMDB rate:
6.4
Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Awards:
1 win
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2002-08-15
Filming Locations: Kyparisi, Greece
Earnings
Budget: $7,000,000
Opening Weekend: $111,037 (USA) (14 April 2002)
Gross: $3,209,481 (USA) (20 June 2002)
Cast
Actor
Character
Ronan Vibert
Ronan Vibert
The Cat's Meow
Kirsten Dunst
Marion Davies
Edward Herrmann
W.R. Hearst
Eddie Izzard
Charlie Chaplin
Cary Elwes
Thomas Ince
Joanna Lumley
Elinor Glyn
Jennifer Tilly
Louella Parsons
Claudia Harrison
Margaret Livingston
Victor Slezak
George Thomas
James Laurenson
Dr. Daniel Goodman
Chiara Schoras
Celia
Claudie Blakley
Didi
Ingrid Lacey
Jessica Barham
John C. Vennema
Frank Barham
Steven Peros
Elinor's Driver
Yuki Iwamoto
Kono
Zoi Mavroudi
Servant
Despina Mirou
Servant (as Despina Morou)
Stavros Serafetinis
Servant
Soweto Kinch
Jay - Saxophone
Frank Dawkins
Andy - Banjo
Roderick Young
Pianist
Robert Mitchell
Drummer
Richard Böhringer
Silent Movie Director
Hendrik Arnst
Mr. Cannonball
Diane Agostini
Mrs. Ince
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Trivia
The title of the film was a popular slang phrase in the 1920s that meant the equivalent of "really cool", "great", "the best".
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Joanna Lumley's bits of narration at the beginning and end of the film were recorded in a single take.
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Producer Kim Bieber played the Marion Davies role (here played by Kirsten Dunst) in the stage version.
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Goofs
The recording of Al Jolson singing "Avalon" that is heard over the opening credits is not his 1920 version, but rather from 1946.
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When he looks up Ince's address, Hearst's address book shows two-letter state abbreviations (CA). These did not come into use until some fifty years later. Further, the address book displays at least one ZIP code, introduced in 1963.
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The flag flying at the back of the yacht is the current US flag, which didn't come into use until 1959. In 1924, there were 48 stars in neat rows and columns 8 x 6.
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Quotes
Thomas Ince: You're a civilized man.
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Thomas Ince: Can I be frank with you?
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Elinor Glyn: [in the car leaving the dock in San Diego] I am not here.
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Photos from cast
Ronan Vibert