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1950s Hollywood is Shown in the All-Star Comedy Hail, Caesar!

posted Apr 3, 2016, 1:27 PM by Jeffrey Wolf


By: Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted February 8th, 2016


Hail,Caesar! is the story of Eddie Mannix (played by Josh Brolin), the head of Capital Pictures in 1950s Hollywood, who is trying hard to keep the studio running smoothly. Later we see actor Baird Whitlock (played by George Clooney) get kidnapped by a secret organization from the set of the big motion picture,Hail Caesar. So Eddie has try to keep Baird’s kidnapping a secret to the press, find Baird, and finish Hail Caesar on schedule. Throughout the course of the movie, we meet other characters like Hobie Doyle (played by Alden Ehrenreich), DeAnna Moran (played by Scarlett Johansson), Burt Gurney (played by Channing Tatum), and director Laurence Laurentz (played by Ralph Fiennes). The movie introduces us to these characters through different genres of film in the 50s. For example we see Hobie playing a cowboy in a western film, DeAnna plays a mermaid in a fantasy film, Burt as a sailor in a musical, and Laurentz directing a drama.


Hail, Caesar! has great acting, style, and intelligence that shows its love for old Hollywood and all its charm.

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