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When teenage beachnik Daisy Clover (Natalie Wood) is discovered by a Hollywood studio, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. Daisy instantly becomes a big movie star, going from rags to riches and enjoying such perks as Hollywood parties and a romance with a handsome actor. But with stardom comes turmoil in the form of career pressures, personal problems, and a disastrous marriage. Soon it all becomes too much for the actress, and less than two years after becoming famous, Daisy has a nervous breakdown. Will Daisy rebound from her emotional collapse and stay in Hollywood? Or will she rethink her life and leave Tinseltown for good? A successful child actor herself, Natalie Wood brings genuine feeling and depth of experience to Daisy Clover, a character modeled on such 1930s and '40s stars as Shirley Temple and Elizabeth Taylor. Roddy McDowall, another child star of the '40s, is featured, and Robert Redford, in one of his first roles, plays the Hollywood heartthrob a few years before he acq...
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CastRoddy McDowall
DirectorRobert Mulligan
Release Date:  1965
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Runtime:  2hr 9min
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review by . June 10, 2000
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Pros: Redford, always a plus     Cons: Wood's singing - ouch     Unfortunately this portrayal by Natalie Wood did little to improve her box office success. Sending a recording of herself off to Hollywood, she is whisked away to become a star of the highest proportions. This is so highly unbelievable it ruins the idea of the entire movie. Sure, we would like to think that a virtual unknown could send a clip of herself off and become an instant star, but what …
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