Star Power: The Creation of United Artists (1998)

The careers of D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin are chronicled culminating in the formation of United Artists and 1919.


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Credited cast:
Roddy McDowall ... Narrator (voice)
Marc Wanamaker Marc Wanamaker ... Himself
Christopher Sanders Christopher Sanders ... Undetermined
Joy Noe Joy Noe ... Mary Pickford
Allan Viner Allan Viner ... Undetermined
L. Michael Wells L. Michael Wells ... Undetermined
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Barthelmess ... The Yellow Man (archive footage)
Charles Chaplin ... Himself / Various roles (archive footage)
Billy Compton Billy Compton ... Himself (archive footage)
Jack Dempsey ... Himself (archive footage)
George Eastman George Eastman ... Himself (archive footage)
Thomas A. Edison ... Himself (archive footage) (as Thomas Edison)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself
Douglas Fairbanks ... Himself (archive footage)
Lillian Gish ... Lucy - The Girl (archive footage)


Roddy McDowall narrates this retrospective of the careers of film pioneers D. W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin, culminating in the formation of United Artists. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Marc Wanamaker add insight to the film clips and archival footage. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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11 August 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El nacimiento de la United See more »

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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