The first major documentary series to emanate from Brownlow and Gill's production team. ITV viewers saw it first (08/01/80 – 01/04/80) before a Channel Four repeat in 1983. Narrated by James Mason, it is highly regarded on both sides of the Atlantic as a definitive portrayal of Hollywood's silent era. "Autocrats" was first shown on 19/02/80, contrasting the directing methods of Cecil B. De Mille and Erich von Stroheim, one working within the studio factory system and the other against it. De Mille's protégé, Gloria Swanson is among the interviewees.

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Country: United Kingdom
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