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Louis B Mayer and the Bolshevik Beast

Toby Jones stars as movie mogul Louis B Mayer determined to stop Upton Sinclair becoming the next Governor of California and taxing the movie studios. Comedy by Stephen Sheridan.

by Stephen Sheridan

Director ..... Sally Avens

A comic re-imagining of the 1934 Gubernatorial campaign in California when socialist writer Upton Sinclair stood for election under the slogan End Poverty in California. Movie Mogul Mayer was determined to stop him and began a battle of political mudslinging the like of which had never been seen before.

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 27 Feb 2018 14:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Louis B Mayer Toby Jones
Upton Sinclair Colin Stinton
Glick Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Thalberg Chris Pavlo
Frank Merriam Sam Dale
Craig Sinclair Jessica Turner
Franklin D Roosevelt David Hounslow
Felix Mark Edel-Hunt
Director Sally Avens
Writer Stephen Sheridan

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