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From: Warner

Act One (DVD)

DVD (UPC: 888574416973)

Available Formats:
George Hamilton, Jason Robards, Jack Klugman, Sam Levene, Ruth Ford, Eli Wallach, Joseph Leon, George Segal, Martin Wolfson, Sam Groom, Sammy Smith, Louise Larabee, David Doyle, Jonathan Lippe, Bert Convy
  • Drama, Biography
  • 110:00 min
Price: $21.99
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Before he was an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director, Moss Hart was a poor, stage-struck Brooklyn dreamer who, after years of writing submissions, rejections galore and sheer persistence, finally grasped the brass ring. He chronicled the sweatiness and sweetness of his first success in the colorful 1959 memoir Act One, which quickly became one of the signature books about the theater. Veteran studio head and Sunrise at Campobello author Dore Schary lovingly adapted it for film in this shrewdly cast recounting of how fledgling Hart (effectively earnest George Hamilton) teamed with Broadway legend George S. Kaufman (a marvelously dry Jason Robards, Jr.) to write the 1930 Hollywood satire Once in a Lifetime. Featuring Jack Klugman, George Segal, Eli Wallach, Sam Levene, Bert Convy (as heartthrob actor Archie Leach, later Hollywood-bound as Cary Grant) and a sprightly score by Skitch Henderson, Act One is a warm, deeply felt valentine to the stage and the shaky but starry launch of the career of one of its leading lights.


  • UPC: 888574416973
  • Release: 2016-07-26
  • Content Provider: Warner
  • Runtime: 110:00
  • Genre: Drama, Biography
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD-NTSC
  • Screen:
  • Aspect: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
  • Rating: NR
  • Audio: MONO - English
  • Color/BW: B/W
  • Special Features:
  • Copyright:
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Disc Format: DVD

Cast and Crew


George Hamilton
Jason Robards
Jack Klugman
Sam Levene
Ruth Ford
Eli Wallach
Joseph Leon
George Segal
Martin Wolfson
Sam Groom
Sammy Smith
Louise Larabee
David Doyle
Jonathan Lippe
Bert Convy

Directed by:

Dore Schary