Enjoy unlimited streaming on Prime Video
Thousands of other titles available to watch instantly.

Hollywood: The Selznick Years (1969)

Henry Fonda hosts this retrospective on the career and films of iconic filmmaker David O. Selznick, who epitomized the era of the auteur producer in the 30s and 40s.


Marshall Flaum


Marshall Flaum
1 nomination. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Credited cast:
Henry Fonda ... Himself, Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laurette Taylor ... Marmy Carleton screen test 'The Young in Heart' (archive footage)


Henry Fonda hosts this retrospective on the career and films of iconic filmmaker David O. Selznick, who epitomized the era of the auteur producer in 30s and 40s Hollywood. It follows Selznick's early career at Paramount, RKO and MGM, where he had to overcome talk of nepotism on the part of father-in-law Louis B. Mayer. After earning a reputation of literary fidelity with critically acclaimed adaptations of classic novels: "David Copperfield," "Little Women," "A Tale of Two Cities," and "Anna Karenina," the dynamic producer founded his own studio, Selznick International, where he produced pictures of depth and scope including Best Picture winners "Gone with the Wind" and "Rebecca." Clips from many of his films are shown as are interviews with many of his contract artists (Gregory Peck, Ingris Bergman, Dorothy McGuire, Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Cotten, and Ingrid Bergman.) Written by duke1029@aol.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Also Known As:

Hollywood: Los años de Selznick See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Melvyn Douglas was one of the actors under consideration for the part of Ashley Wilkes in "Gone with the Wind," and he can be clearly seen in Lana Turner's screen test. In one of Selznick's infamous memos, the producer expressed disinterest in casting the actor in the part as he photographed "too beefy" for that role in the test. See more »


Footage showing Selznick with Victor Fleming is described as the producer making preparations for filming. The film was prepared by Selznick in collaboration with director George Cukor, not Fleming, who was working on "The Wizard of Oz" at the time. Fleming did not come on board the production until after filmimg had started and Cukor withdrew from the film. See more »


Gregory Peck: I said to him once, uh, perhaps he ought to try a simpler picture sometime. Start off with a couple of kids on a park bench and see what he could make out of that... and he said, 'Ohm that's not for me," he said. "The trouble with meis that I-I made my, uh, masterpiece when I was quite a young man, "\'Gone with the Wind.'" He said, "I know that's going to be the lead line in my obituary." He said, "every time I make a picture, I'm trying to top 'Gone with the Wind.'" Well, uh, he didn't... but ...
See more »


Features Dinner at Eight (1933) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed