Samuel Goldwyn's name is synonymous with the American movie from its beginnings through its golden age. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman and based on a biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg, Goldwyn is a story about creativity, ambition, money and drive. We follow Sam from one exploding partnership to another, building and leaving companies that became Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and United Artists, and emerging as the most successful independent producer Hollywood has ever known.
We see how he developed “the Goldwyn touch,” hiring the most accomplished writers of his time, among them Sidney Howard, Ben Hecht and Lillian Hellman; launching or nurturing such actors as Gary Cooper, Ronald Colman, Merle Oberon, David Niven, Barbara Stanwyck, Laurence Olivier, and Danny Kaye; battling and supporting the greatest directors of his day, from John Ford, King Vidor and Howard Hawks to Rouben Mamoulian and William Wyler; making such unforgettable movies as Wuthering Heights, Stella Dallas, The Little Foxes, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Guys and Dolls, and his greatest triumph, The Best Years of Our Lives, which in 1947 won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
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