A director who is arrogant and pompous comes to the studio to direct a movie. And he rubs some people the wrong way like Tom who wants to audition for him but the man doesn't like his look. And Davey...
The high-powered movie-world - glamorous, yes. but also harsh, cruel and dangerous. Moguls, starlets, directors, secretaries - all living intense personal dramas on the set and off. It's TV's newest scene, with an exciting cast of newcomers. Studio head Bracken is never seen, but Eleanor Parker's his right hand gal.
In addition to occasional uncredited cameo appearances by notable movie stars, some members of the series crew, including cinematographer William Cronjager and film editor Bill Mosher make credited appearances. See more »
The character played by Dennis Cole is listed in the opening credits as actor/stuntman Davey Evans in the first 16 episodes. From episode 17-26, Cole's character was given a promotion as an assistant to studio chief John Bracken and is listed in the opening credits by the more formal David Evans. See more »
Surprisingly well done - any chance for home video?
No plot spoilers...
Growing up in the late 1960's, I ended up watching a lot of movies on TV, and became a big Hollywood fan. Even though I was just a teenager, I enjoyed watching the series "Bracken's World" when I could to get a peek behind the scenes at that seemingly magical industry.
Jump ahead many years, and one day the old series just kind of popped into my head. I had hardly thought of it since I was in junior high school. With a little bit of effort I was able to find all 40 or so episodes on DVD, even though it has never been released in any form of home video.
I am about half way through, watching the episodes in order, and I am so glad I found this again. I now live in Los Angeles and know a little bit about movie making and the entertainment business, and even though it is coming up on almost 50 years old, the show is a little better and more realistic than I had imagined.
As a TV and movie buff I have enjoyed the various well-known guest stars (some who became much more famous after "Bracken's World") as well as the various performers who appear briefly as themselves. (I think both Tony Curtis and Raquel Welch make brief appearances in the very first episode.)
I know this was only on for two seasons and it was not a huge hit, but if anyone in the biz is reading this please consider this for home video, even if only streaming. '
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