Malice in Wonderland 37 years old

Struggling actress Hedda Hopper can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintence of hers is the extremely powerful gossip monger Louella Parsons - maker and breaker of careers (and lives) through her daily syndicated newspaper column. The big movie moguls, fed up with Parson's power over their stars, decide to de-claw her by setting up gossip Hopper as a competitor in the rumour industry. What they couldn't forsee was that Hopper would become as big as Parsons -- and every bit as much of a pain. Based on the true life stories of two of the most powerful (and arguably dangerous) women of Hollywood's hay-day.


Malice in Wonderland Cast

Name Character
Noni White as 1st Journalist
Tim Robbins He was 26, now 63 years old as Joseph Cotten
Nancy Travis She was 23, now 60 years old as Ann
Richard Dysart He was 56, 86 years old when he died as Louis B. Mayer
B. J. Ward She was 40, now 77 years old as June
Mark L. Taylor He was 34, now 71 years old as Howard Strickling
Anne Haney She was 51, 67 years old when she died as Dema's Secretary
Denise Crosby She was 27, now 64 years old as Carole Lombard
Elizabeth Taylor She was 53, 79 years old when she died as Louella Parsons
Jane Alexander She was 45, now 82 years old as Hedda Hopper
Jan Tříska He was 48, 80 years old when he died as Mike Romanoff
Joel Colodner He was 39, now 76 years old as Andy Kenderson
Lyla Graham as Mrs. Clayton
Jon Cypher He was 53, now 90 years old as Dr. Harry 'Docky' Martin
Vernon Weddle as Sam Goldwyn
Mindi Iden as Starlet
Leigh Kavanaugh as 2nd Journalist
Robert Darnell He was 54, 60 years old when he died as Heiner
John Pleshette He was 42, now 79 years old as Tommy Gallep
Galen Thompson He was 45, 71 years old when he died as Hal
Edith Fields She was 46, now 83 years old as Mrs. Washburn
Jason Wingreen He was 64, 95 years old when he died as Jack Warner
Leslie Ackerman She was 28, now 65 years old as Harriet Parsons
Joyce Van Patten She was 51, now 88 years old as Dema Harshbarger
Keith Walker He was 6, 18 years old when he died as Albert
Bonnie Bartlett She was 55, now 92 years old as Ida Koverman
Thomas Byrd He was 24, now 62 years old as William Hopper
Mary McCusker as Dot
Helen Baron as Ellen
Amelia Laurenson as Elizabeth Arden
Teddy Wilson He was 72, 73 years old when he died as Collins (as Theodore Wilson)
Rick Lenz He was 45, now 82 years old as Iceman
Thomas Bellin He was 50, 76 years old when he died as Hotel Clerk
Douglas Emerson He was 10, now 47 years old as Young Bill Harper
Eric Purcell as Orson Welles
Allen Williams He was 14, now 22 years old as Joel
Christine Dickinson She was 25, now 62 years old as Betty

Malice in Wonderland Crew

Name Department
Philip H. Lathrop as Director of Photography. He was 72 (82) years old when He died Camera
Gus Trikonis as Director. He was 47 (now 84) years old Directing
Charles Bernstein as Original Music Composer. He was 42 (now 79) years old Sound
David Seidler as Writer. He was 48 (now 85) years old Writing
Judith A. Polone as Executive Producer. Production
Jay Benson as Producer. Production
Jacqueline Feather as Writer. She was 35 (now 72) years old Writing
Rebecca Ross as Editor. Editing
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Malice in Wonderland (37 years)

  • Release day: Tuesday, January 01, 1985
  • Runtime: 120 minutes