In November 1924, multi-millionaire William Randolph Hearst (played by Edward Herrmann) hosts a weekend of festivities aboard his 220-foot steamer in honour of filmmaker Thomas Ince's birthday. It seems that everyone on board wants something from Hearst. Ince and his partner, George Thomas, need his financial assistance for their faltering business; gossip columnist Louella Parsons, an East Coast Hearst employee, wants to transfer to Tinsel Town; and comedian womaniser Charlie Chaplin wants Hearst's lover Marion Davies for his own. Joined by other party goers, the group ships off for a weekend of fun and debauchery. The festivities soon turn more serious as Chaplin pursues Davies, fueling Hearst's jealousy over their alleged relationship. Ultimately, jealousy leads to tragedy, with all of the party goers sworn to secrecy over what transpires.
Release Date: 04 October 2004
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced
Running Time: 95 minutes
Production Year: 2002
Main Language: English