Goldwyn

2001, Movie, NR, 118 mins

A labor of love, this painstakingly detailed documentary portrays movie mogul Sam Goldwyn (the "G" in MGM), as the one Golden Era producer driven less by love of power than love of the movies. Born into poverty in a Warsaw ghetto, young Samuel Goldwyn, born Shmuel Gelbfisz, walked the length of Europe and boarded a boat for America. That he may have paid for his passage with stolen money only adds to the legend of this exemplar of the American Dream: After working his way up from glove maker to sales executive at a factory, Goldwyn married and settled into a comfortable groove. The he discovered nickelodeons: Pressuring his reluctant brother-in-law, Jesse Lasky, into...
Released: 2001 Rated: NR Length: 118 mins

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