Daisy Clover is a 15 year old Tomboy who dreams of being a Hollywood star. After auditioning for producer Raymond Swan of Swan studios she becomes the toast of Hollywood. Daisy must then come to terms with her new found fame and the 1930’s Hollywood star treatment.
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Of all the cynical takes on Hollywood and the price of fame (THE GODDESS, THE STAR), this may well be the most grim. Natalie Wood tries mightily and gives a really uneven performance but Christopher Plummer's Mephistophelian studio boss is something. Ruth Gordon is great and R. Mulligan's direction (did he JUST get a crane?) is dizzying