Behind the scenes at the fictitious Century Studios in Hollywood, headed by the (initially) unseen John Bracken.

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Dorothy Kingsley
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Elizabeth Allen ...  Laura Deane 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Peter Haskell ...  Kevin Grant 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Linda Harrison ...  Paulette Douglas 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Laraine Stephens ...  Diane Waring / ... 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Karen Jensen ...  Rachel Holt / ... 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Jeanne Cooper ...  Grace Douglas 30 episodes, 1969-1970
Madlyn Rhue ...  Marjorie Grant 27 episodes, 1969-1970
Dennis Cole ...  Davey Evans / ... 26 episodes, 1969-1970
Steve Oliver ...  Tom Hudson 26 episodes, 1969-1970
Gary Dubin ...  Mark Grant 19 episodes, 1969-1970
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Storyline

Century Studios head John Bracken dominates the lives of film industry folk and wannabes through his secretary Sylvia. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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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.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El precio de la fama See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(41 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Crazy Credits

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 »

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Music by David Rose
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series that hearkens back to Hollywood's studio days
23 June 2005 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Bracken's World" was in syndication on a New York City TV channel back in the mid-to-late '70s, about five years after it actually aired. It was an interesting show that centered around a powerful producer (Leslie Nielsen) and his studio's group of up and coming starlets. It only ran a year, probably because the concept of the studio system was very dated by 1970, and the show was set in modern times.

Nevertheless, the series had a wonderful cast, including the handsome Peter Haskell, Eleanor Parker, Madelyn Rhue, Dennis Cole, Bettye Ackerman, Karen Jenkens, Jeanne Cooper, Laraine Stephens, and Leslie Nielson. The story lines were very good also. I wish there were a cable station where some of these old dramas could be recycled.


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